Bhima Koregaon Case: Bombay HC rejects activist Anand Teltumbde's Petition seeking quashing of FIR

Bombay HC has granted Teltumbde three weeks, to appeal to the Supreme Court and protection from the arrest

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Bombay High Court on Friday rejected the petition filed by Dalit writer and activist Anand Teltumbde which sought to quash the FIR registered against the activist in connection with the Bhima Koregaon Violence case. The court reserved its order on Monday regarding the matter. 

The petition filed by the activist stated that he has no role in the violence which happened in Koregaon and did not participate in the same. However, Pune Police informed the HC that Teltumbde is an accused in the case. While rejecting the petition, Bombay HC has granted Teltumbde three weeks, to appeal to the Supreme Court and seek protection from the arrest. 

Earlier on January 8, Pune Police filed an FIR against Teltumbde for his involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon Violence which happened on December 31, 2017. The police had also arrested 10 activists in June and August this year for their alleged connection with the Maoists including lawyers, activists, and academicians. 

Several activists including Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves were put under house arrest and were taken into custody on August 28 after the police raided their houses in a joint operation. 

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However, Navlakha was released after a Delhi High Court’s verdict while all other activists were arrested against and were taken into police custody. 

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