Prashant Paricharak, the MLC from Solapur, told the protestors that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh per person, and that a fast-track court will be set up for the trial.
As local politicians held discussions with leaders of Dawari Gosavi, a nomadic tribe as per the state list and the community to which all five victims belonged, community elders said they have traditionally gone outside seeking alms.
The arrested accused include alleged kingpin Prabodh Rathod, a dismissed government employee from Nanded, impersonators including two police officers of assistant inspector rank, a CID handwriting expert and a policeman.
Avinash Baburao Chavan, of Step by Step coaching class, was shot dead by unidentified assailants while he was on his way home — he was found dead in the car with the engine running. Police said Chavan died after receiving a bullet injury in the chest.
According to police, Kale is suspected to be a key figure in a covert activities unit that picks radical-minded cadre from various right-wing outfits. Parag Gokhale, an HJS activist from Pune, said, “Kale used to work with HJS, but he is not active for the last few years.”
CBI officials said a case has been registered against five faculty members, including the Principal of the academy, a professor from the Political Science department, two assistant professors of Chemistry and Mathematics and one head of the department.
When asked about the possibility of aggression from the other side, Lt Gen Dua said, "The ceasefire order has a qualifier. If terrorists attack our forces, we reserve the right to retaliate in self defense."