Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case: NIA arrests DU professor Hany Babu

Mukesh Ranjan 

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 28

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday mentioned it had arrested accused Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil, an affiliate professor with the University of Delhi, in reference to the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case.

Hany Babu (54), son of Kunhu Mohammad, is a resident of Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, mentioned the probe company.

Officials within the investigative company mentioned, Hany Babu, a professor in English on the DU, could be produced earlier than the NIA Special Court in Mumbai on Wednesday and police remand could be searched for his custodial interrogation.

The NIA officers alleged that Hany Babu was propagating Naxal actions and Maoist ideology and was a co-conspirator within the case together with the opposite arrested accused. 

They mentioned the case pertains to inciting individuals and giving provocative speeches throughout Elgar Parishad organised by the activists of Kabir Kala Manch at Shaniwarwada, Pune, on December 31, 2017, which promoted enmity between numerous caste teams, adopted by giant scale violence leading to lack of life and property and state-wide agitation in Maharashtra.

During investigation by the state police, it was revealed that senior leaders of CPI (Maoist), an organisation banned underneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, have been allegedly in touch with the organisers of Elgar Parishad, the company mentioned, including that the accused arrested within the case additionally allegedly indulged in spreading Maoism or Naxalism and inspiring illegal actions.

The Pune Police filed the chargesheet within the case on November 15, 2018 and supplemented it with one other chargesheet on February 21, final 12 months.

The NIA took up the investigation within the case on January 24 this 12 months and arrested accused Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha on April 14, the company officers mentioned, including that additional investigation was on. 

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