Pune : Advocate Surendra Gadling, who is an accused in Bhima Koregaon violence, has been admitted to Sassoon hospital in Pune after he complained about a blood pressure problem on Thursday.

He has been remanded in police custody until June 14.

According to Pune Police, the five people arrested in connection with the violence have links with Naxals.

 Besides Gadling, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Jacob Wilson, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Raut are among the arrested.

On January 1, the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Bhima-Koregaon battle took a violent turn when a youth died in clashes which had erupted after right-wing Hindutva groups opposed the same.

The violence left one dead and several injured, including 10 policemen.  Meanwhile, Congress targeted the BJP-led Centre and Maharashtra government for holding divergent views on the accused arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI, “Union MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale clearly said that Dalit activists being arrested in Bhima Koregaon violence are injustice and that Elgar Parishad has no connection with the violence. But BJP government in Maharashtra calls Dalit activists ‘Maoists’.” On the alleged Maoist email talking about the plot to kill Prime Minister Modi, Surjewala said it should be investigated that who is conspiring against the life of the prime minister.

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