Maharashtra Government recommended Bhima Koregaon violence accused Sambha Ji for Padma Shri in 2015

Shambha Ji Bhide
Shambha Ji Bhide

Sambha Ji Bhide who is named as one of the prime accused in Bhima Koregaon violence was recommended for a Padma Shri by the BJP government of Maharashtra in 2015.

According to information sought by Hindustan Times through RTI, a committee comprised of 10 ministers recommended his name for Padmashri in 2015. The committee which recommended Bhide’s name was headed by Housing minister Prakash Mehta.

Sambha Ji Bhide along with Milind Ekbote was accused of instigating communal riots due to Dalits visiting the Bhima Koregaon memorial to mark the 1818 battle between Peshwa’s army and the East India Company’s forces.

With Inputs From Hindustan Times 

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