Prominent rights activist Gautam Navlakha arrested over alleged Maoist links


Srinagar: At least five activists, including Gautam Navlakha have been arrested by police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.

According to Quint the other four have been identified as  Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Varavara Rao.

the indian express reported that  police on Tuesday morning raided various locations and across states over alleged Maoist links.

Meidia report quoted Shivaji Bodkhe, Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order), Pune, who said that they had conducted raids across Hyderabad, Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai and Ranchi.

The arrests and raids, according to media reports, are about ‘over-expanding investigation into alleged Maoist involvement in the Elgaar Parishad, an event that was held a day before the bicentennial of Bhima Koregaon. According to the police, the speeches made at Elgaar Parishad incited violence during the Bhima Koregaon event


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