NIA Files Chargesheet Against Eight People In Bhima Koregaon Case
Members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) blockade a road in the Old Town of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

NIA Files Chargesheet Against Eight People In Bhima Koregaon Case

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The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a charge-sheet against eight people, including social activist Gautam Navlakha, Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu and tribal leader Father Stan Swamy, for their alleged involvement in inciting a mob to violence in Bhima Koregaon on Jan.1, 2018, officials said.

NIA spokesperson and Deputy Inspector General of Police in the agency Sonia Narang said the charge-sheet was submitted before a designated court here. The eight people were arrested during the course of the investigation.

The case relates to the violence on Jan.1, 2018 in which one person was killed and several injured after clashes at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Koregaon near Pune.

The others named in the charge-sheet are Goa Institute of Management professor Anand Teltumbde, and Jyoti Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor, activists of the Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyaan group.

The NIA has also named Milind Teltumde as accused. He is absconding.

NIA took over the case on on Jan. 24 this year.

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