Bhima-Koregaon Case: Pune Police gets 90-days to file chargesheet
New Delhi : Pune Police has been granted 90 days to file a chargesheet against arrested activists Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Sudhir Dhawale and Rona Wilson in Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The activists - arrested in June - have been accused of being directly responsible for the violence in the Maharashtra village on January 1.
"The period of their judicial custody of 90 days is coming to an end on September 3. With the fresh five arrests in the case, probe is still going on," investigating officer Shivaji Pawar was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
As per law, if the investigations are not completed within 90 days then the period can get extended up to 180 days.
"We approached the court on Sunday, saying investigation of the crime is in the progress and sought extension of 90 days for filing chargesheet," the officer said.
Defence lawyer Rahul Deshmukh said they did not make any argument in court today. "No argument was done from our side as the notice was served yesterday and we couldn't get time for preparation," he said.
BHIMA-KOREGAON VIOLENCE CASE
As per police, the inflammatory speeches given by the arrested activists at Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31 tensed the situation, resulting in violence on the next day.
One person was killed in the incident while, three were injured. The five activists were arrested by the Police on August 28. Supreme Court later shifted them into house arrest.