Koregaon-Bhima violence: Lawyer, activist among others arrested

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

According to sources, the police have also carried out a raid on the house of Nagpur university professor Shoma Sen

Pune: A team of Pune police on Wednesday morning have arrested four persons from Delhi, Mumbai and Nagpur for their alleged role in the Koregaon-Bhima violence and Elgar Parishad. 

The arrested persons were identified as Rona Wilson from Delhi, Surendra Gadling, a lawyer and activist from Nagpur, Mahesh Raut, a former fellow of Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows Scheme who is a resident of Gadchiroli and  recently shifted to Nagpur and social activist Sudhir Dhawle from Mumbai.

According to sources, the police have also carried out a raid on the house of Nagpur university professor Shoma Sen.

Violence erupted on January 1 2018 at Koregaon-Bhima when lakhs of people had gathered to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle there. One person died, several others sustained injuries besides over 250 vehicles were damaged when two groups of people clashed.

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