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NIA arrests DU professor in Elgar Parishad case

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary
| New Delhi |

Up to date: July 28, 2020 9:12:08 pm

Babu (54), was summoned by the NIA earlier this month however he arrived in Mumbai on Friday. (Representational)

The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Tuesday arrested a Delhi College professor in reference to the Elgar Parishad case. Hany Babu MT, an affiliate professor with the Division of English within the College was put underneath arrest after three days of questioning in Mumbai. Babu (54), was summoned by the NIA earlier this month however he arrived in Mumbai on Friday.

NIA on Tuesday stated that the accused was “propagating Naxal actions and Maoist ideology and was a co-conspirator with different arrested accused (within the Elgaar Parishad case).” It added that Babu’s hyperlinks with different accused within the case comparable to Rona Wilson was established and it’s based mostly on proof of his involvement within the conspiracy that he was arrested.

The case pertains to an Elgar Parishad occasion of December 31, 2017, organised by the Kabir Kala Manch at Shaniwarwada in Pune, the place alleged provocative speeches have been made, selling enmity between numerous caste teams and resulting in violence leading to lack of life and property and statewide agitation in Maharashtra, the official stated.

Throughout investigation, it was revealed that senior leaders of the CPI (M), a banned organisation underneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, have been involved with the organisers of Elgar Parishad in addition to the accused arrested within the case to unfold the ideology of Maoism/Naxalism and encourage illegal actions, sources from the NIA stated.

The Pune police filed a cost sheet and a supplementary cost sheet within the case on November 15, 2018 and February 21, 2019 respectively.

In September, 2019, Babu’s Ghaziabad dwelling was searched by Pune Police and he was booked underneath prices of sedition. The police took away all his paperwork and digital units, sources stated.

The NIA took over the investigation on January 24 this yr and arrested Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha on April 14, the official stated.

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