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. Also Read - First Child-friendly Police Station Launched in Maharashtra's Pune
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. Also Read - Bhima Koregaon Case: Tribal Activist Stan Swamy Sent To Jail Till October 23, Chargesheet Filed Against 7
“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. Also Read - Bhima Koregaon Case: NIA Files Charge-Sheet Against 8 People Including DU Professor, Activist Stan Swamy
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.