Maharashtra government withdraws 864 offences registered in Maratha Movement, Bhima Koregaon Case

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the crimes which are serious and for those where chargesheet has been filed will not be withdrawn


Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced that 864 criminal cases registered against the protestors in Maratha movement and Bhima Koregaon case will be withdrawn. Of the 864 offences registered, 431 criminal cases were registered against the protestors during Maratha agitation while 433 in Bhima Koregaon Violence. 

While speaking during the Maharashtra Assembly winter session, CM Fadnavis clarified that all these cases will be withdrawn but no serious offences will be excused. 

Earlier, the Maratha Kranti Morcha launched an aggressive agitation against the state government to press their demands on the reservation and other issues. The movement turned violent and several cases were registered against the protestors. 

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Of the offences registered during the Maratha movement, 46 are serious crimes in nature. The CM informed that these cases will not be revoked as they attacked the police officials directly. CM Fadnavis further informed that 66 cases are under trial and chargesheet has been filed for 117 cases. These cases will not be withdrawn.

During the Bhima-Koregaon Violence, which took place on January 1, 655 cases were registered. Of these cases, CM Fadnavis said that 433 offences will be withdrawn except for the crimes which are serious in nature and the chargesheet has been filed. 

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