Ekbote moves HC for bail plea

Sakal Times
Monday, 29 January 2018

Pune: A week after the Pune district sessions court rejected the interim anticipatory bail application of Samasta Hindu Aghadi President and right-wing leader Milind Ekbote, he has now filed an application in the Mumbai High Court. 

Based on a complaint filed by 39-year-old Anita Sawale of Kalewadi, Pimpri police station, on January 2, had registered a zero FIR against Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide. She alleged that the duo had incited the people, who had attacked those gathered at the Vijay Stambh in Koregaon Bhima to celebrate 200 years of the famous battle there. 

Pune: A week after the Pune district sessions court rejected the interim anticipatory bail application of Samasta Hindu Aghadi President and right-wing leader Milind Ekbote, he has now filed an application in the Mumbai High Court. 

Based on a complaint filed by 39-year-old Anita Sawale of Kalewadi, Pimpri police station, on January 2, had registered a zero FIR against Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide. She alleged that the duo had incited the people, who had attacked those gathered at the Vijay Stambh in Koregaon Bhima to celebrate 200 years of the famous battle there. 

Police had charged them for offences under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc), 435 (mischief by destroying or moving, etc, a landmark fixed by public authority, mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage), of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Arms Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act.

Later, the FIR was transferred to Shikrapur police station under Pune rural police for further investigation, as Koregaon-Bhima falls under their jurisdiction. 

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