The name of controversial right-wing leader Sambhaji Bhide has been dropped from the 2018 Koregaon-Bhima violence case as he was not found to have played any role in the violence, police said.
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.
The civic body sent a show cause notice to Bhide, asking him to prove his claim that the fruit from his mango orchards helped childless couples in having a male child.
Controversial Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide has said that a number of couples were blessed with sons after eating mangoes from his orchard, drawing sharp reactions from various quarters.
Participants expressed concern about recent 'tendency of the government of branding people as anti-nationalists if they support the cause of Dalits' and also demanded the release of those arrested.
While the People’s Union for Civil Liberries (PUCL) condemned the arrests, Dalit activists raised questions on why police is avoiding arrest of Hindutva icon Sambhaji Bhide in the case.
Bhima-Koregaon clash: Union minister Ramdas Athawale demands arrest of right-wing leader Sambhaji Bhide
Dalit workers of the RPI (A), headed by Athawale, today held a protest in suburban Bandra to press for various demands of the backward communities.
Ganesh Pawar, a worker of Republican Sena demanding the arrest of rightwing leader Sambhaji Bhide in the Bhima-Koregaon case, tried to immolate himself at the state secretariat.
Right-wing bodies protest for withdrawal of Bhima-Koregaon violence case against Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide
Members of various right-wing organisations assembled near the riverbed near the historic Shaniwarwada for the protest, a day after the police denied them permission to hold a march.
No proof of Sambhaji Bhide's involvement in Bhima-Koregaon violence: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said there was no proof of the involvement of right-wing Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide in the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon violence.
Bhima-Koregaon violence case: Mumbai police denies permission for protest seeking arrest of Sambhaji Bhide
The city police have asked the Yalgar Parishad to assemble at Azad Maidan rather than taking out a rally from the Byculla Jail.
Right-wing Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide sought a brain-mapping test of all the concerned persons, to unravel the truth behind the casteist disturbances that rocked Bhima-Koregaon.
He also demanded that the judicial commission, set up under retired Justice Jai Narayan Patel, to probe the Bhima-Koregaon violence be disbanded and a sitting judge be appointed to investigate the inc
Ambedkar, grandson of B R Ambedkar, questioned the failure of Maharashtra Police to arrest right-wing Hindu activist Sambhaji Bhide.
Bhima Koregaon violence: Sambhaji Bhide says he had nothing to do with Bhima-Koregaon violence, says NCP MP
Milind Ekbote of Samast Hindu Aghadi and Sambhaji Bhide, the founder of Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, are in the spotlight for allegedly "orchestrating" the violence.