Home Ministry handed over investigation of Bhima Koregaon violence to NIA, Maharashtra authorities objected

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Maharashtra Minister for Home Affairs Anil Deshmukh says that the central authorities has taken this determination with out the consent of the state authorities.

new Delhi: The Union Home Ministry handed over the investigation of Bhima Koregaon violence to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday. The Maharashtra authorities was about handy over the case to the SIT, even earlier than the Home Ministry handed over the case to the NIA. Maharashtra authorities has objected to the choice of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Maharashtra Minister for Home Affairs Anil Deshmukh says that the central authorities has taken this determination with out the consent of the state authorities. The Pune police was investigating the case. <! –

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                 In a tweet, Anil Deshmukh stated, "I condemn the decision of the Central Government. It is against the Constitution."

Significantly, violence happened on January 1, 2018 close to the Koregaon-Bhima War Memorial in Pune district. The police had registered 58 instances towards 162 individuals. A number of days in the past, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had stated in a program in Pune that instances associated to Bhima-Koregaon protest could be investigated. The police had claimed that on 31 December 2017 in Pune, Elgar Parishad led to violence as a result of inflammatory speeches. Later, some left-leaning activists, together with Telugu poets Varavara Rao and Sudha Bhardwaj, have been arrested.

Significantly, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh met senior officers on Thursday to evaluation the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. The evaluation assembly lasted for greater than an hour on the state secretariat in Mumbai. Another such assembly was additionally to be held, however earlier than that the matter has been transferred to the NIA.

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