Elgar Parishad case: DU prof’s NIA custody prolonged until August 7

Mumbai, August 4

A particular court docket right here on Tuesday prolonged until August 7 the NIA custody of Delhi University’s affiliate professor Hany Babu, who was arrested in reference to the Elgar Parishad case.

Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil, 54, affiliate professor within the Delhi University’s Department of English, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) final week for his alleged involvement within the case.

The NIA submitted that the accused had hyperlinks with the CPI (Maoists).

The particular court docket had final week remanded him in NIA custody until August 4.

As his custody ended on Tuesday, he was produced earlier than the court docket by the probe company.

Seeking his custody additional the NIA knowledgeable the court docket that some 1.26 lakh mails have been recovered from his e mail account they usually should be scrutinised.

His social media accounts, which have been used for speaking with different accused individuals, suspects and sympathisers of CPI (Maoists) additionally wanted to be scrutinised, it stated.

The NIA additional stated investigations revealed that Tharayil was involved with the opposite arrested accused they usually have been concerned in elevating fund for Maoists launched from jail, and additional probe on this regard was underway.

It got here to mild through the probe {that a} conspiracy was hatched by the accused individuals, who promoted enmity between variouscaste teams. It led to violence,lack of life and statewide agitation, the NIA stated.

After listening to the probe company’s submission, particular court docket choose R R Bhosale granted the accused’s custody to NIA for 3 extra days.

The case pertains to alleged inflammatory speeches made on the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed triggered violence the subsequent day close to the Koregaon-Bhima struggle memorial positioned on the outskirts of the western Maharashtra metropolis.

The Pune police filed a cost sheet and a supplementary cost sheet within the case on November 15, 2018 and February 21, 2019, respectively.

The NIA took up the investigation within the case on January 24 this 12 months. PTI


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