Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis withdraws more than six cases related to riot against right-wing activist Sambhaji Bhide whose name floated on top in the case of Bhima-Koregaon violence. The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government has allegedly withdrawn several other cases that were registered against hundreds of party workers.
As per RTI information, various cases registered against BJP and Shiv Sena leaders have also been taken away by the Maharashtra government. According to RTI information, Maharashtra government had issued eight circulars to demand the withdrawal of cases registered against Sambhaji Bhide, BJP and Shiv Sena party leaders involved in some cases, and hundreds of party workers.
Earlier, the Pune police in a report formed by 10-member committee had found Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote responsible for the violence erupted in Bhima Koregaon on January 01. The riot claimed one life and scores of people were reported injured in the violence.
A social activist had accused Sambhaji Bhide of provoking the sentiments of the people that led to the riot situation in Bhima Koregaon. The Social Activist had also registered an FIR against Sambhaji on January 02 after the violence took a shape of a riot in Bhima Koregaon. A petition was also filed by the social activist with the Bombay High Court to arrest Sambhaji for delivering ignited speeches in the area.
Where Maharashtra government is withdrawing the cases registered against the accused people, Supreme Court on Friday pronounced continuation of the house arrest of five Human Rights Activists booked under the charges of spreading violence in the Bhima Koregaon on January 01.