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  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Probe panel may seek ‘advice’ to avoid riots

    Mumbai: The two-member panel probing the Bhima-Koregaon riots on Monday said it would call all political parties and seek their suggestions on how to avoid such riots in the future. The commission is likely to put all political parties, whether ruling or in opposition, on notice and seek their opinion on the violent riots that broke out across Maharashtra in the first week of January this year.

  • Arrest of activists: So-called incriminating letters not legally tenable?

    Mumbai: Even as the Pune police is claiming to have seized  ‘thousands’ of letters from the houses of the arrested human rights activists, which allegedly establish their links with Maoists, the legal admissibility of such documents is in question. At a press conference recently, Maharashtra police had displayed several such letters and emails, purportedly written by the activists, to suggest that they had conspired with Maoists to overthrow the government. One such

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    Bhima-Koregaon violence: Victim moves Bombay High Court, seeks NIA probe in activists’ arrests

    Mumbai: Amid the massive crackdown of the Pune police on human rights activists over the last few days, a writ petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court by a ‘victim’ of the Bhima-Koregaon riots. The victim, who is also a human rights activist has moved the HC seeking to restrain the Pune police from further probing the case and stay the investigations.

  • Grim charges, but charade on Bhide and Ekbote

    Mumbai: The Pune police, on prodding from the Maharashtra government, swooped down on five activists on August 28, alleging they were responsible for the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon violence.

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Varavara Rao brought back to Hyderabad, house arrested

    Hyderabad: Pune police brought back revolutionary writer P. Varavara Rao to Hyderabad on Thursday, a day after the Supreme Court ordered the police to keep the activists arrested for alleged links with Maoists confined to their homes till September 6. Varavara Rao, who was arrested on Tuesday, was brought back early on Thursday by a flight and placed under house arrest. Police made tight security arrangements around

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    First Person: ‘Govt misusing draconian law like UAPA, terrorising people into silence’

    Professor Ajit Parulekar, my colleague and director of the Goa Institute of Management, where I work as a senior professor, shocked me by informing that Pune Police were on the campus, hunting for me.Professor Ajit Parulekar, my colleague and director of the Goa Institute of Management, where I work as a senior professor, shocked me by informing that Pune Police were on the campus, hunting for me. He rushed to the campus

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    Activists Arrested: Finger now points out at Pune police probe

    Mumbai: The arrest of five activists linking with Elgar Parishad held before Bhima-Koregaon caste riot in January this year on the grounds of alleged link of these activists with the banned Maoist Communist Party has raised questions over legitimate probe by Pune police. The original First Information Report (FIR) filed by Tushar Damgude, complainant against Elgar Parishad had not mentioned the name of accused activists arrested on Monday. Damgude is known as

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Arrest of activists amount to human rights violation, says NHRC

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday served a notice on the Maharashtra government demanding a report on the arrests of five civil rights activists in a nationwide swoop by the Pune police on Tuesday. It said the arrests were made in violation of the laid-down procedure and so “amounted to human rights violation”. It asked for a factual report in the matter within four weeks. Taking suo motu cognisance of

  • Bhima Koregaon violence and arrests: The chronology of a crackdown

    The arrests of five activists from various cities across India in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence by the Pune Police has sent shockwaves through the country. Activists Varavara Rao and Sudha Bhardwaj were detained in Hyderabad and Faridabad respectively and Gautam Navlakha was arrested from Delhi. Vernan Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira were arrested from Mumbai. A search was also conducted at activist Stan Swamy’s residence in Ranchi. However, he was not

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Activists arrested ‘under government’s pressure’, says Susan wife of Vernon Gonsalves

    Mumbai (Maharashtra): The arrests of five activists from various cities across India in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence by the Pune Police was done “under government’s pressure,” said advocate Susan Abraham, who is wife of Vernon Gonsalves – one of the activists. Talking about the arrests, Abraham on Tuesday told ANI, “This is being done under government’s pressure. If you think Bhima Koregaon was an assassination plot, then file an FIR. You’ve

  • NCP leader Deepak Mankar surrenders before police in realtor suicide case

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Deepak Mankar from Pune, who had been absconding since June after being booked for abetting the suicide of a local realtor, surrendered before Pune Police on Wednesday. Mankar surrendered before Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jayashree Gaikwad at the Lashkar police station, after the Supreme Court had rejected his anticipatory bail on July 24.

  • BoM divests Marathe, Gupta of powers

    New Delhi : In a major development, the board of Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has divested managing director R P Marathe and executive director R K Gupta of their powers with immediate effect.

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    Pune police arrest Bank of Maharashtra CMD in Rs 3,000 crore DSK Group case

    Pune: In a sudden development, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here arrested Ravindra P. Marathe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, in a case of Rs 3,000 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune’s DSK Group, an official said here on Wednesday.

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: One detained for killing man

    Pune: One of the four suspects allegedly involved in killing a 30-year-old man during the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon caste violence was on Wednesday detained by Pune Police from outside the district, an official said. One Rahul Phatangade was assaulted and killed during the violence by a mob armed with stones and sticks.