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Koregaon-Bhima case: 3 accused get 14-day judicial custody

IANS  |  Pune 

A sent three activists -- Sudha Bharadwaj, and -- to judicial custody for 14 days in the Koregaon-caste riots case.

The three accused, first arrested on August 28 and kept under house arrest as per orders, were re-arrested on October 26 after their bail pleas were rejected. They were produced before the today which sent them to police custody.

During the hearing today, accused Ferreira claimed he was allegedly assaulted by police during his custodial interrogation in the past 10 days.

The three are among the prime accused in the cases related to the Elgar Parishad of December 31, 2017, leading to the Koregaon-caste riots of January 1 this year.

In August, the had raided and arrested two others (now released) and P. Varavara Rao (currently under house arrest in Hyderabad), besides Bharadwaj, Gonsalves and Ferreira.

Earlier in June, the carried out nationwide raids to nab human rights activists Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Shoma Sen, and in the same case.

Besides the Koregaon-violence, the police charged the accused with having links with and terror groups, hatching a conspiracy to carry out a high-level political assassination in a 'operation', procuring arms and ammunition, seeking to incite disturbances and violence in the country to topple the democratically elected government.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:02 IST
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