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Bhima Koregaon Elgaar Parishad case – NIA filed charge sheet against 8 people including Gautam Navlakha

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Pune (VSK).  In Maharashtra’s Bhima-Koregaon Elgaar Parishad case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed a charge sheet against 8 people including social activist Gautam Navlakha,  Delhi University associate professor Honey Babu and Father Stan Swamy.

In the charge sheet presented in the court on Friday, the NIA has charged Anand Teltumbde, Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh, Jyoti Jagtap and Milind Teltumbde in addition to Gautam Navlakha, Professor Honey Babu and Stan Swamy. A day earlier, the NIA on Thursday arrested Father Stan Swamy in the case. However, in earlier inquiries by the NIA, Swamy denied any involvement in Bhima-Koregaon.

NIA spokesperson and Deputy Inspector General of Police Sonia Narang said that the case related to the violence on January 1, 2018, in which one person was killed and several people injured after clashes at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Koregaon near Pune. The charge sheet presented in the court alleges inciting violence against the eight accused and all the evidence has also been collected.

According to the NIA, on January 24 this year, received the case for investigation. On the basis of that, activist Father Stan Swamy, who worked with the tribals, has also been arrested from his house in Jharkhand. Apart from him, the chargesheet also includes Goa Institute of Management professors Anand Teltumbde, Jyoti Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe and Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Divas Prerna Abhiyan group activists Ramesh Gaichor and Milind Teltumde. Teltumde is still absconding. NIA is looking for him.

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