Bhima-Koregaon violence: Rana Jacob sent to 2-day transit remand

Bhima-Koregaon violence

New Delhi, June 6: Pune Police on Wednesday nabbed three people, including one from Delhi in connection with the violence in Bhima-Koregaon village. 

In a joint operation with Delhi Police Special Cell, the Pune Police arrested Rana Jacob from the national capital. Later in a day, he was produced before the Patiala House Court.

Following this,  the court sent Jacob to 2-day transit remand. Now he will be produced before Local Court in Pune on 8 June.

According to news agency ANI, a total of three persons have been arrested from Mumbai, Nagpur, and Delhi by Pune police. All have been arrested for spreading controversial pamphlets and delivering hate speech.

The disturbances erupted in the village of Bhima-Koregaon on January 1 during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Anglo-Maratha War which witnessed the army of Peshwa Bajirao II being defeated by a small force of the East India Company that comprised a large number of Dalits.

That afternoon, several lakhs of Dalits had congregated around the Victory Pillar (Vijay Stambh) erected by the British in Sanaswadi village when suddenly people started pelting stones allegedly by some right-wing groups carrying saffron flags

In the clashes that triggered between the two groups, more than 30 vehicles, including buses, police vans and private vehicles, were set on blaze or vandalised and one youth, Rahul Fatangale, 28, of Nanded lost his life.

The Bhima-Koregaon incident was followed by a crippling Maharashtra bandh on January 3, organized by the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, led by Prakash Ambedkar.

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