1 detained for killing man in Bhima Koregaon violence
ONE of the four suspects allegedly involved in killing a 30-yearold man during the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon caste violence was on Wednesday detained by Pune Police from outside the district, an official said.
One Rahul Phatangade was assaulted and killed during the violence by a mob armed with stones and sticks.
The detainee was purportedly seen along with three other suspects in a video of the assault released by the Maharashtra Crime Investigation Department (CID) on June 8, the official said.
In the video, four people were purportedly seen assaulting Phatangade, a resident of Kanur Mesai near Sanaswadi village in Pune district.
“We have detained one of the suspects who is seen in the video and we will be handing him over to the CID as they are investigating the case,” said Dayanand Dhome, senior police inspector. Dhome, however, refused to divulge details like the identity of the detainee and the exact location from where he was picked up. FORMER Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse has lodged an FIR against activist Anjali Damania for allegedly maligning his image by submitting “false affidavits” in a PIL filed against him in the Bombay High Court.
Khadse alleged that Damania had misguided the HC by furnishing “false proofs”.
“When I received the copy of the PIL filed against me, I was shocked to see that she had shown two cheques worth crores as having issued by me. My signature had been forged and other documents produced in the court too had been forged”, the senior BJP leader said.
The former Revenue Minister said he was trying to register an office against Damania since the time he received the copy of the PIL, but the police did not file a case “under pressure”.
“Finally I had to approach the court seeking its intervention. The court on Tuesday directed the police to register an offence against her (Damania),” Khadse said.