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Elgar Parishad: Mumbai Court Takes Cognisance of Supplementary Charge Sheet Against Teltumbde & 7 Others

File photo: Activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde arrives to surrender before the NIA  in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

File photo: Activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde arrives to surrender before the NIA in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

After going through the charge sheet, Special NIA Judge DE Kothalikar said there was prima facie material against the accused for taking cognisance.

A Mumbai court on Friday took cognizance of the supplementary charge sheet filed against activist Anand Teltumbde and seven others in connection with the Elgar Parishad case. After going through the charge sheet, Special NIA Judge DE Kothalikar said there was prima facie material against the accused for taking cognisance.

The NIA, earlier this month, submitted a supplementary charge sheet against eight activists, including Gautam Navlakha and Hany Babu in the Elgar Parishad case. As many as 16 activists has been arrested until now under IPC and the stringent UAPA Act. Violence had erupted in the vicinity of a war memorial in Koregaon Bhima near Pune on January 1, 2018, allegedly after provocative speeches were made during the Elgar Parishad conclave held a day earlier at Shaniwarwada in Pune city.

In January this year, the Centre had transferred the probe into the Elgar Parishad case from Pune police to NIA.


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