Koregaon Bhima violence: Warrant against Hindutva leader

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By: Express News Service | Pune |
Published: February 7, 2018 6:17 am


Last month’s violence had left one person dead, several injured; there were multiple acts of arson.

A court in Pune on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against pro-Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote, who is facing charges of orchestrating violence in villages near Pune during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon on January 1.

Ekbote, 60, was booked in the case along with another pro-Hindutva leader, Sambhaji Bhide, 85.

Asked about Bhide, a senior police officer said, “What we had in our hands till now, in terms of concrete leads, has resulted in an arrest warrant for one suspect (Ekbote). Probe on the second suspect (Bhide) is in progress.”

An officer said Ekbote is on the run. Last month’s violence had left one person dead,…

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