Prime News, National (Pune), June 9:- As the Pune Police, investigating the Maoist link to the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots is stumbling upon letters that point to plans to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, more startling facts about how the entire conspiracy was hatched has now come to fore.
According to the FIR filed by the Pune Police – the copy of which was accessed by Zee Media – Dalit leader and now MLA in Gujarat Jignesh Mevani and controversial JNU student Umar Khalid had attended the “Elgar Parishad” – an event organised to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Bhima-Koregaon at Shaniwar Wada in the city on December 31.
The two were later booked for promoting enmity between two groups and instigating violence. In the FIR, the two were accused of making a provocative speech, in which they said, “We can make this battle of Bhima Koregaon as a future. They attacked first, the time is to retaliate.”
Both were charged under Section 153(a), 505 and 177 of Indian Penal Code.
The FIR was lodged based on a complaint filed by Akshay Gautam Bikkad at Deccan Gymkhana Police Station, which was later transferred to Vishrambaug Police Station.
During the course of its investigation, the Vishrambaug Police found that a man identified as Sudhir Dhavle, associated with the ‘Kabir Kala Manch’, was also invited as a special guest to the ”Elgar Parishad”.
Dhavle, who was later found to be having strong links with the Maoists, had given a very provocative speech at the ”Elgar Parishad”. After further investigation, the police found that Dhavle had recited a controversial poem on the occasion to incite the Dalits for a ‘rebellion against years of their suppression by the upper caste’. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).