New Delhi: Pune Police arrested Anand Teltumbde, an accused in Bhima Koregaon case from Mumbai on Saturday. He has been kept at Ville Parle police station. The development comes a day after Pune session court rejected his anticipatory bail plea.
On Friday, Additional sessions judge Kishor Vadane had observed that the officer investigating the case has collected sufficient material against Teltumbde. The investigation was at a crucial stage and custodial interrogation of the accused was necessary, the court held.
“In my view, there is sufficient material collected by the investigating officer to show the involvement of the present accused in the alleged commission of the offence,” the judge observed.
Teltumbde filed the anticipatory (pre-arrest) bail application before the Pune court after the Supreme Court rejected his plea seeking to quash the FIR against him in the Elgar Parishad case.
According to Pune Police, Maoists had supported the Elgar Parishad conclave held on December 31, 2017, and the inflammatory speeches there led to violent clashes at the Koregaon Bhima war memorial the next day.