Pune, August 31: The Maharashtra police on Friday said that they have found evidence that clearly established the role of arrested activists with Maoists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.
Addressing a press conference, Maharashtra police additional director general (law and order) Parambir Singh stated “When we were confident that clear links have been established then only we moved to take action against these people, in different cities.
“Case was registered on 8 Jan about an incident of 31 Dec 2017 where hate speeches were delivered. Sections were imposed for spreading hatred. Investigation was conducted. Almost all the accused were associated with Kabir Kala Manch”, he added.
The ADG told media that a conspiracy was allegedly hatched by the arrested activists in connivance with the CPI (Maoist) “to overthrow the central government”.
“The accused were helping them to take their goals forward. A terrorist org was also involved”, Singh further asserted.
On August 28, the Maharashtra Police had arrested five left-wing activists- Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, Gautam Navlakha in Delhi, Sudha Bharadwaj in Haryana and Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonzalves in Maharashtra.
Hearing the plea against the arrest, the Supreme Court directed the Police to keep the five accused left-wing activists, under house arrest until the next date of hearing on September 6.