According to the chargesheet, “a letter between Rona Wilson and Ritupan Goswami, seized by police, reveals that accused Mahesh Raut recruited two students from the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) into the banned Maoist group and sent them to the guerilla zone for training of underground armed Maoist work in jungles”.
On the morning of February 16, 2015, Pansare and his wife Uma were shot at by two bike-borne assailants while they were returning from their morning walk, in Kolhapur. Pansare succumbed to his injuries four days later.
The four-member committee will be headed by Deputy Inspector General Swati Sathe and comprise Deputy Superintendent of Byculla Prison Aruna Mugutrao, project director with the prison department headquarter Varsha Kanikadale and Deputy Superintendent Sunil Dhamal.
In a report submitted to a Pune court Monday, the CBI invoked the UAPA’s Section 15, which defines a “terrorist act”, and Section 16, which states that if the “act” results in death, the punishment is either the death sentence or life imprisonment.
Speaking at the induction ceremony, Sitharaman said, “It must go to our credit, and the credit of the present government, that two most modern and state-of-the-art gun systems are being inducted into the Indian Army."
The situation in high-security central jails, which hold about 75 per cent of the total prison population, is worse. From being 30 per cent overcrowded in 2012-13, they were 69 per cent overcrowded at the end of September. Maharashtra has nine high-security central prisons and 45 district prisons.
This is the first submission from any entity of the Indian Army to the judicial commission, which is probing the circumstances and sequence of events leading up to the violence witnessed on January 1 this year, on the 200th anniversary of the battle.
Bhamre was speaking in Lonavala on the sidelines of the inaugural session of Engineers’ Conclave on Defence Manufacturing in India, organised by Larsen & Toubro and the Indian National Academy of Engineers.
On Thursday, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Pune City Police arrested two more persons — Shaikh Mohammed Jabbar from Sillod town in Aurangabad district and Mahesh Rathod from Bhokar town in Nanded district.