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Bhima Koregaon case: Pune police files chargesheet

ANI | Updated: Nov 15, 2018 19:46 IST

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 15 (ANI): The Pune Police on Thursday filed a chargesheet against the five accused - advocate Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Sudhir Dhawale and Rona Wilson - in Pune Sessions Court in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
In August, the five accused were arrested from various cities for their alleged involvement in the violence that erupted earlier this year during the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle. One person was killed and many were injured in the clashes which took place on January 1, 2018.
Earlier, the Maharashtra government, in an affidavit, told the Supreme Court that the activists were "members of banned terrorist organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist)".
Earlier this month, the Pune Sessions Court had rejected the bail plea of Shoma Sen, who is an accused in the case.
Apart from this, five activists, namely poet Vara Vara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, activists Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, and Gautam Navlakha, have also been put under house arrest since August 29 for their alleged involvement in the violence. (ANI)