NIA information charge-sheet towards eight folks in Bhima Koregaon case

Mumbai, October 9

The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a charge-sheet against eight people, including social activist Gautam Navlakha, Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu and tribal leader Father Stan Swamy, for their alleged involvement in inciting a mob to violence in Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018, officials said.

Sonia Narang, NIA spokesperson and Deputy Inspector General of Police in the agenc, said the charge-sheet was submitted before a designated court here. The eight people were arrested during the course of the investigation.

The case relates to the violence on January 1, 2018, in which one person was killed and several injured after clashes at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Koregaon near Pune.

The others named in the charge-sheet are Goa Institute of Management professor Anand Teltumbde; and Jyoti Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor, activists of the Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyaan group.

The NIA has also named Milind Teltumde as accused. He is absconding. The NIA took over the case on January 24 this year. PTI

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