Mumbai: On Saturday, Pune Police arrested activist Anand Teltumbde, an accused in the Bhima-Koregaon case, from Mumbai airport at around 4 am. The arrest took place after the Pune session court had refused his anticipatory bail plea on Friday. Meanwhile, Teltumbde’s kin has supposed that the arrest was “illegal.”
However, Teltumbde is a professor at Goa Institute of Management, was arrested by Pune Police in the Elgaar Parishad case in connection with his purported links with the banned CPI-Maoist. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Shivaji Pawar informed that Tetumbde will be produced before the Special Court in Pune later today. The Pune Police is expected to seek his custody for further probe in the matter.
The order state as “It appears that custodial interrogation of accused is necessary for the ground mentions in say of the investigating officer. Therefore, the accused is not entitled to be released on anticipatory bail. Hence, the anticipatory bail application deserves to be rejected." Special judge KD Vadane, who refused the activist's anticipatory bail petition on Friday, said in his order that the investigating officer had collected sufficient material to prove that Teltumbde was indulged in the reported commission of the offence.
However, Police allege that several activists had made inflammatory speeches during the Elgaar Parishad that instigating the violence on January 1, 2018, at Bhima Koregaon. The police are investigating a case related to Elgaar Parishad event, which was held in Pune on December 31, 2017, a day before an event to move further on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.