New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash Pune Police’s FIR against civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde for his alleged role in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima violence and for his alleged Maoist links.Also Read - Pune Police Uses Gangs of Wasseypur Meme to Warn People About Fraudsters Selling Fake Remdesivir
The apex court also refused to interfere with the ongoing investigation in the case. Also Read - Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari Appointed as Acting CJ of Allahabad High Court
However, a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S K Kaul extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to him by the Bombay High Court. Also Read - Pune Police Tweets Hard-To-Solve Corona Puzzle. Can You Guess The Message Behind It?
The apex court said Teltumbde can seek regular bail from the competent trial court in this time.
On December 21, the Bombay High Court dismissed the petition filed by Teltumbde seeking the quashing of the FIR and granted interim protection from arrest for three weeks.
At the Elgar Parishad event at Shaniwarwada in Pune, held a day before the January 1 caste clashes at Koregaon-Bhima, located near Pune, several activists allegedly made inflammatory speeches and provocative statements that contributed to the violence, police said.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.