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Maharashtra Home Minister To Review Bhima Koregaon Cases, Today
Senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh and Maharashtra Home Minister will review Bhima Koregaon violence 2018 related cases.
Maharashtra Home Minister Will Review Bhima Koregaon Cases, Today
New Delhi: Senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh and Maharashtra Home Minister will review Bhima Koregaon violence 2018 related cases.
Mr Deshmukh will speak with senior officials of Pune Police who have been called to Mumbai, in the review meeting. He says he will take a decision after he gets information from the cops on the evidence and will only then personally review it.
Mr Deshmukh said that previous government had labelled anyone disagreeing with them as "urban naxals" but the current Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress regime will not take that route because the government believes in democracy where everyone has a right to express their opinion, he said while speaking to an Idea Exchange at 'Loksatta', a Marathi daily,
He further said "We will think about this in connection with the Bhima Koregaon episode. Demands are being raised about forming SIT to probe the matter. We will take a review of it through our officers and decide future course,"
The case is about when violence broke out near Bhima Koregaon in Pune district on January 01, 2018 - when Dalit groups were celebrating two hundred years of a war fought between Dalits and Maratha where Dalits had emerged victorious.
Though, the Pune cops had registered cases against activists, intellectuals who had given speeches at Elgar Parishad, which was held on December 31, 2017, that according to police had triggered violence the next day.
Cops had claimed the organisers of the meet had links with Naxals. Since August and September of 2018, 10 activists in the cases have been arrested facing trials.
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