Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC directs Maharashtra to submit Chargesheet against activists

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The Supreme Court directed the Maharashtra government to submit before it the chargesheet filed against five arrested rights activists accused of having Maoist links before a special court in Pune in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.

The decision by an SC Bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph to call for the chargesheet came after the State objected to granting of bail to the accused, claiming the charges were too serious for such a relief.

The court asked the State to file the chargesheet and the gist of the case before December 11, the next date of hearing.

The arrested activists Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen were arrested on August 28, for having links with CPI (Maoist) and indulging in disruptive activities.