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Bhima-Koregaon case: Pune police searches Nagpur lawyer's home

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

A police team today searched the residence of a here in connection with his "provocative speeches" at an event organised to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bhima-battle which was marred by incidents of violence, officials said today.

The programme, "Elgar Parishad", was organised at Shaniwar Wada in on December 31 last year to commemorate the battle in which the comprising Dalits had defeated the Peshwas.

Police officials said the Bhim Nagar residence of was searched between 6:30 am and 1 pm in connection with an FIR registered in pertaining to the Elgar Parishad.

Gadling had earlier given legal help to a number of leaders suspected to be involved in naxal activities, including suspended GN Saibaba who was sentenced to life in prison on March 7 last year for alleged Maoist links and anti-activities.

Talking to reporters, Gadling alleged that the men in uniform were troubling people like him and allowing the perpetrators of the Bhima-violence to go scot-free.

"I did not participate in the Bhima-event. However, we had collected funds for it like we do for any such programme. The police are troubling us and allowing those behind the violence to go scot-free. These raids are meant to silence people who have stood up to the RSS," he alleged.

He claimed that the took away research material he had collected over a period of 25 years.

"They even took away exam notes of my son and daughter. Pen-drives, hard drives and such items belonging to my wife were also confiscated," he alleged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:05 IST
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