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Milind Ekbote (In White scarf and cap) is the executive president of Samasta Hindu Aghadi. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Pune-based Hindutva leader booked for 'promoting enmity'

PTI | , Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Satish Kale, a leader of Maratha Seva Sangh, Sambhaji Brigade, lodged a complaint against him at Kondhwa police station in Pune city.
Preparations in full swing near Jai Stambh in Bhima Koregaon in Pune on December 19.(Rahul Raut/ HT file)
Preparations in full swing near Jai Stambh in Bhima Koregaon in Pune on December 19.(Rahul Raut/ HT file)

Bhima Koregaon probes take different trajectories

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 07:05 AM IST
While the probe into violence has been stalled, the one focussing on Elgar Parishad event has taken the centre stage.
Protestors burn an unidentified effigy as the bandh has been announced by Prakash Ambedkar, on the mark of koregaon bhima violence in Pune, India, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.(HT FILE Photo)
Protestors burn an unidentified effigy as the bandh has been announced by Prakash Ambedkar, on the mark of koregaon bhima violence in Pune, India, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.(HT FILE Photo)

Witness in Bhima Koregaon violence says didn’t see Hindutva leaders on Jan 1, 2018

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 04:07 AM IST
Violence broke out during bicentennial celebrations of a British-era war at Bhima Koregaon in Maharashtra’s Pune district and left one person dead.
Accusing Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi chief Prakash Ambedkar of helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), eminent Marathi littérateur and VBA leader Laxman Mane on Thursday demanded his resignation from the post.(HT Photo)
Accusing Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi chief Prakash Ambedkar of helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), eminent Marathi littérateur and VBA leader Laxman Mane on Thursday demanded his resignation from the post.(HT Photo)

‘Ambedkar should resign from VBA chief post’: Laxman Mane

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 03:39 AM IST
Mane, who is one of the reputable Dalit literary figures, accused Ambedkar of giving importance to people who were affiliated with Hindutva and handing over the VBA to them.
Milind Ekbote was booked under the SC/ST ( Prevention of Atrocity Act ) following an FIR ( First Information Report ) lodged against him by Anita Savale, a Dalit political activist after violent clashes took place in the aftermath of the 200th anniversary of Bhima Koregaon celebrations on January 1, 2018.(HT PHOTO)
Milind Ekbote was booked under the SC/ST ( Prevention of Atrocity Act ) following an FIR ( First Information Report ) lodged against him by Anita Savale, a Dalit political activist after violent clashes took place in the aftermath of the 200th anniversary of Bhima Koregaon celebrations on January 1, 2018.(HT PHOTO)

Bhima Koregaon: bail terms of Hindutva leader Ekbote relaxed

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 02:54 PM IST
Ekbote was arrested by the Pune rural police on March 14, 2018 after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Supreme Court.
People visit Jay Stambh to pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima on occasion of 201st anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle in Pune on January 1, 2019.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
People visit Jay Stambh to pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima on occasion of 201st anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle in Pune on January 1, 2019.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Bhima Koregaon: A tale of new soldiers fighting old caste wars

Hindustan Times, Bhima Koregaon | By Dhrubo Jyoti and Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:30 AM IST
Narratives of the battle vary wildly, but most historians agree that the British army comprised 500 Mahars, the most populous of the Dalit sub-castes in the state.
People visit Jay Stambh to pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima on occasion of 201st anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle in in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
People visit Jay Stambh to pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima on occasion of 201st anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle in in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

A year after violence, Bhima Koregaon turns into a sea of blue

Hindustan Times, Bhima Koregaon | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Memories of the violent clashes and stone throwing that marked the bicentennial celebration of a British-era war a year ago failed to stop Dalits from across the country congregating in Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon on Tuesday to commemorate its 201st anniversary.
Protests by Dalit groups in the aftermath of the Bhima Koregaon clashes rocked Maharashtra, especially its capital Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Protests by Dalit groups in the aftermath of the Bhima Koregaon clashes rocked Maharashtra, especially its capital Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Bhima Koregaon violence: Dalit anger still simmering even after two probes and numerous arrests by Pune police

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Rural police named two Hindu leaders in FIR but never filed a charge sheet. Urban police arrested 10 activists, blamed Maoists for violence
Protests by Dalit groups in the aftermath of the Bhima Koregaon clashes rocked Maharashtra, especially its capital Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Protests by Dalit groups in the aftermath of the Bhima Koregaon clashes rocked Maharashtra, especially its capital Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Bhima Koregaon: Two probes, numerous arrests but Dalit anger still simmering

Hindustan Times, Bhima Koregaon | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 07:34 AM IST
To be sure, there are two police probes. One is conducted by the Pune (Rural) Police and looks into the violence on January 1 in Bhima Koregaon. The other is by the Pune (Urban) Police and is investigating an event held in Pune on December 31, called the Elgaar Parishad, that was organised by Dalit and Left groups.
Three cases registered against Sambhaji Bhide and his followers for violent protests against the screening of Hindi film, Jodha Akbar, in 2008 have been withdrawn.(File Photo)
Three cases registered against Sambhaji Bhide and his followers for violent protests against the screening of Hindi film, Jodha Akbar, in 2008 have been withdrawn.(File Photo)

Sambhaji Bhide, BJP, Shiv Sena leaders cleared in cases, reveals RTI

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:21 PM IST
RTI activist Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh obtained information about the dropping of cases from the Maharashtra Home department. He had earlier moved the State Information Commission after the government initially denied him the information.
Hyderabad: Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of revolutionary writer Varavara Rao and other activists in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Hyderabad: Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of revolutionary writer Varavara Rao and other activists in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Bhima Koregaon violence was pre-planned, claim Pune Police

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 01:30 PM IST
The probe into the caste riots in Bhima Koregaon, 40 kilometres from Pune, has taken two routes – one indicating the involvement of Maoists and another about the role of members associated with rightwing Hindutva outfits.
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao after a medical chek-up following his arrest by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, in Hyderabad on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao after a medical chek-up following his arrest by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, in Hyderabad on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Activists arrested for alleged Maoist links involved in conspiracy with banned groups: Police

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 07:54 AM IST
Pune police said that all the arrested activists were associated with a banned outfit. A former supreme court judge termed the police version ‘propaganda’.
Activist Rona Wilson (pictured) was arrested on June 6 along with Sudhir Dhawale, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut and Soma Sen from different locations for alleged Maoist links.(HT/Pratham Gokhale)
Activist Rona Wilson (pictured) was arrested on June 6 along with Sudhir Dhawale, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut and Soma Sen from different locations for alleged Maoist links.(HT/Pratham Gokhale)

Bhima Koregaon clashes: Letter found in possession of accused indicates violence may have been scripted

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 08:05 AM IST
The letter was written by Milind Teltumbde, a top Communist Party of India (Maoist) operative, who carries a reward of Rs 50 lakh on his head, to activist Rona Wilson on January 2, a day after the violence.
The RPI’s new political flex at the Pune railway station, for the state-level convention, on Thursday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
The RPI’s new political flex at the Pune railway station, for the state-level convention, on Thursday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

RPI disinvites CM Fadnavis from state-level convention

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:54 PM IST
After receiving negative feedback from workers, the RPI decided to keep the CM away from its state-level convention despite having invited him earlier.
Union Minister Ramnath Athawale leads a morcha on Wednesday.(HT photo)
Union Minister Ramnath Athawale leads a morcha on Wednesday.(HT photo)

Ramdas Athawale addresses rally in Mumbai: seeks arrest of bhide, defends BJP governments

Hindustan Times | By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 05:34 PM IST
As a Dalit leader and a BJP ally, Athawle finds himself in a peculiar situation.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Dalit man demands Sambhaji Bhide’s arrest, attempts suicide outside Mantralaya in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Cops stop political worker, who blames Bhide for Bhima-Koregaon violence, from immolating himself outside state secretariat
Ambedkar also alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was interfering in police action.(HT file photo)
Ambedkar also alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was interfering in police action.(HT file photo)

Prakash Ambedkar slams state over cop action against Dalit activists

Hindustan Times | By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 12:29 AM IST
Ambedkar, who heads the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, said that this was a part of a larger conspiracy to label Dalit activists as Maoists.
Milind Ekbote have been booked under sections 307, 143, 147, 148, 149, 295-A, 435 and 436 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 3(1) (10) of the Atrocities Act by Shikrapur police.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Milind Ekbote have been booked under sections 307, 143, 147, 148, 149, 295-A, 435 and 436 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 3(1) (10) of the Atrocities Act by Shikrapur police.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Bhima Koregaon riots: Prosecution opposes bail plea of Milind Ekbote

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 04:21 PM IST
Defence lawyer S K Jain had argued that Ekbote's arrest on April 4 in the second case was merely aimed to frustrate the special court's bail order and that the conspiracy charge against Ekbote was far-fetched. The court has posted the matter for an order on April 19
Ekbote had been earlier arrested in another case related to the violence which was filed by a woman who was caught in the riots.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Ekbote had been earlier arrested in another case related to the violence which was filed by a woman who was caught in the riots.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Koregaon Bhima violence: Milind Ekbote gets bail in one case, arrested in another

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Samasta Hindu Aghadi president and Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote in four days police custody following his arrest in connection with yet another offence about Koregaon Bhima violence. The arrest came just when he was granted bail in a case registered at Shikrapur police station.
Dalits activists protest in Mumbai against the violence at Bhima Koregaon in Pune.(HT File)
Dalits activists protest in Mumbai against the violence at Bhima Koregaon in Pune.(HT File)

English as poison, to sow discord

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 07:34 PM IST
The threat letter was posted to Milind Ekbote’s Shivajinagar residence.(HT PHOTO)
The threat letter was posted to Milind Ekbote’s Shivajinagar residence.(HT PHOTO)

Milind Ekbote’s family in Pune receives threat letter

Hindustan Times,Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 03:04 PM IST
According to the police, the letter states that the Samasta Hindu Aghadi president Milind Ekbote and his family members would be attacked by a cannon or killed in an encounter
In Sangli, supporters held a massive march titled ‘Vijay Morcha’ following CM’s statement in the assembly where Fadnavis said that the police did not find any evidence against Bhide so far.(HT Photo)
In Sangli, supporters held a massive march titled ‘Vijay Morcha’ following CM’s statement in the assembly where Fadnavis said that the police did not find any evidence against Bhide so far.(HT Photo)

Hindutva on streets of western Maharashtra: Who is Sambhaji Bhide? Supporters take to streets to show you

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Followers on Wednesday held protest march in Pune and other places in western Maharashtra, including Sangli, the home town of Hindutva leader accused of orchestrating Bhima Koregaon violence on January 1
Supporters of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide that gathered near PMC headquarters on Wednesday have also demanded that the police case against Samasta Hindu Aghadi leader Milind Ekbote be dismissed.(HT PHOTO)
Supporters of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide that gathered near PMC headquarters on Wednesday have also demanded that the police case against Samasta Hindu Aghadi leader Milind Ekbote be dismissed.(HT PHOTO)

Bhide supporters call Prakash Ambedkar, attendees of Elgaar Parishad ‘Naxals’ and ‘Mauwadi’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 04:37 PM IST
Around 200 people gathered under the bridge across the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) building amidst police presence on Wednesday.
Supporters of right-wing Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide at Azad Maidan on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Supporters of right-wing Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide at Azad Maidan on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Bhide’s supporters hold rally at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:36 AM IST
Sambhaji Bhide has been accused of inciting violence against Dalits in January; CM Fadnavis on Tuesday said there is no proof against him
Sambhaji Bhide (orange turban) is accused of orchestrating the Bhima Koregaon violence which took place on January 1, 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Sambhaji Bhide (orange turban) is accused of orchestrating the Bhima Koregaon violence which took place on January 1, 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)

CM’s clean chit to Bhide cites key Pune complainant’s volte face

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 10:33 PM IST
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the investigating agency did not find any direct evidence of Bhide’s involvement in case involving the Bhima Koregaon violence
Sambhaji Bhide in Sangli.(HT File Photo)
Sambhaji Bhide in Sangli.(HT File Photo)

No proof of Sambhaji Bhide’s involvement in Bhima-Koregaon violence: Fadnavis

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 10:02 PM IST
Devendra fadnavis said neither Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, not his aide visited Bhima-Koregaon in the last six months.
Government has started the process of withdrawing cases related after CM Fadnavis’ announcement in the assembly.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Government has started the process of withdrawing cases related after CM Fadnavis’ announcement in the assembly.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Fate of 622 cases hangs in balance

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Among the 622 cases filed pertaining to violence, police have booked Dalit leader and Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mevani and JNU student Omar Khalid for promoting enmity between two groups and instigating violence.
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