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Strong evidence against those arrested for Naxal links: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Several pieces of evidence have been found against those arrested for alleged Naxal connection to the Bhima-Koregaon violence, today said.

Evidence suggesting a direct link of the accused with Naxal leaders was found during the probe, he told the here.

Police also found some e-mails (sent or received by the accused) pertaining to "conspiracies", the said.

MLC Kapil Patil had raised the issue during Question Hour, noting that there was also a among those accused.

There is a difference between sympathising with an ideology (such as Naxalism) and actually practising it, he said, asking whether the government will consider releasing the accused from prison until the judicial inquiry in the matter is complete.

of the sought to know the status of investigation and when a charge-sheet will be filed.

Replying to Gorhe's question, said, "A judicial inquiry is underway, and hence making acomment on this will not be appropriate."

Police will file the charge sheet in the stipulated period, he said.

Last month Police arrested five people from Mumbai, and Delhi, including activist Sudhir Dhavale, for allegedly having close links with the Naxals.

Dhavale was one of the organisers of Elgar Parishad, organised to commemorate 200 years of the Bhima-Koregaon battle on December 31 last year.

Police said they were probing whether the Naxals instigated the violence that took place the next day at the Bhima-Koregaon war memorial in district.

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

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 17:10 IST
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