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Arrested activists have no vested right to seek SIT probe into Bhima-Koregaon violence: Maharashtra to SC
The state also sought the dismissal of the petition of historian Romila Thapar against the arrests, saying that the allegations made are "moonshine allegations" against the probe agencies.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was told how a person currently in jail could write or receive letters.
Calling the charges against Sudha Bharadwaj a 'figment of imagination', the group claimed that the arrest seemed to be an attempt to malign her reputation and discredit her causes.
A 40-year-old graphics designer from Maharashtra's Thane district deposed as a witness and told the commission on Wednesday that she was among those injured in the violence.
The plea filed by Tushar Damgude sought that he be made a party in the pending case as it was he who had lodged the FIR in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence last year.
Demanding their release, PUCL members said the arrests were part of coordinated efforts to silence the voices raised for the most marginalised, exploited and deprived sections of the society.
Intellectuals, artists and writers Sunday denounced the house arrest of five human rights activists in connection with a probe into a case of caste violence in Maharashtra.
In a country-wide raid on Tuesday earlier this week, the police arrested five prominent activists. However, all of them have been kept under house arrest until September 6.
The trigger was a controversial tweet by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri), who tweeted late on Tuesday evening regarding the arrests.
The petition filed by the five intellectuals alleged that the police action was the biggest attack on freedom and liberty of citizens by resorting to high-handedness without any credible evidence.
Body of Sakat (19), a Dalit, was found floating in a well near rehabilitation site for the violence victims near Bhima-Koregaon in April this year.
Bhide, chief of the right-wing Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, is accused of instigating the violence against Dalits during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle.
Ambedkar also said that while the police are trying to link the Bhima-Koregaon riots with the Maoists, it would backfire on them.
The commission is expected to inquire and analyse into the chronology of events associated with the Bhima-Koregaon riots and the factors responsible for them.
The purported letter allegedly mentioned of a plan to "assassinate" Prime Minister Narendra Modi in "another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident", the police told the court.