Last month, while extending the right-wing leader's protection from arrest, the apex court had asked the Pune rural police to submit a detailed report on the case and allowed them to question Ekbote.
Following directions from the court, Ekbote had appeared before the Shikrapur police for questioning for five times.
Today, the police submitted a detailed report in the apex court and sought the "custodial interrogation" of Ekbote, while opposing his bail plea.
"The court accepted our demand for his custodial interrogation and rejected his bail application," the officer said.
Before submitting the report in the Supreme Court, a senior police officer had said, "In order to investigate the case properly, his custodial interrogation is required."
A case was registered against Ekbote and another Hindutva leader, Sambhaji Bhide, for allegedly inciting the anti-Dalit violence that left a man dead near the Bhima Koregaon war memorial in the district on January 1 during an event to commemorate the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle.
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