PUNE: The city police have sought 90 days more from the court to file chargesheet against the five persons arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad on December 31 ahead of the Koregaon-Bhima violence on January 1.
On June 6, cops had arrested Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Surendra Gadling along with Nagpur University Professor Shoma Sen and former Prime Minister Rural Development (PMRD) fellow Mahesh Raut in this case. The FIR has been registered with Vishrambaug police station based on a complaint from Tushar Damgude.
They are lodged in jail under magisterial custody. On Saturday, the police filed the application seeking 90 days as per provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
As defence lawyers sought time to file their say on the application, the court adjourned the matter till Sunday when the defence lawyers will file their say. After that, the court will pass an order.
Initially, the FIR had named Harshali Potdar, Sudhir Dhawale of Republican Panthers (RP), Mumbai and Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor, Jyoti Jagtap, Deepak Dhengle of Pune-based Kabir Kala Manch. It was alleged that Maoist had supported the Elgar Parishad as per the strategy of banned CPI- Maoist, tried to mislead the Dalits and spread the thoughts of violence in their minds, instead of constitutional ways.
After further investigation, the police arrested the five persons on June 6.