Summary: Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 23 (ANI): The Bhima Koregaon Inquiry Commission has summoned Surendra Gadling
and Sudhir Dhawale to appear before it in Pune on September 6 and 7, respectively.
Among those who have been imprisoned in connection with the case are Dalit rights activist Sudhir Dhawale, senior lawyer Surendra Gadling
, prisoners' rights activist Rona Wilson, tribal rights activist Mahesh Raut, retired professor Shoma Sen, rights activist Arun Ferreira, academic Vernon Gonsalves, poet Varavara Rao and civil rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj.
Earlier in June, the police had nabbed activists Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling
and Mahesh Raut in the Koregaon-Bhima case.
Reportedly, five persons (liberals/HR activists) namely Shoma Sen (former head of English Department of Pune university), Gadling
, Sidhir (Dalit poet), Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson (Committee of Pol Prisoners) were arrested in Bima-Koregaon case under charges of promoting enmity between two communities.
Besides, Navalakha, four other human rights activists including Varavara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj and Arun Fereira were also picked up by the Maharashtra Police from different locations on Tuesday.Police had earlier also arrested Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Antachi Chalwal, Surendra Gadling
and Mahesh Raut for having links Maoist groups.
The latest development in case follows the arrests of Wilson, who is the secretary of Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners, advocate Surendra Gadling
, general secretary of Indian Association of Peoples' Lawyers, Shoma Sen, head of the department of English at Nagpur University (both from Nagpur), Mumbai journalist and 'Vidrohi' editor Sudhir Dhawale, and Mahesh Raut, an activist of Bharat Jan Andolan and a former Fellow at Prime Minister's Rural Development programme in Gadchiroli.
Those arrested included Rona Jacob Wilson in Delhi, Sudhir Dhawale in Mumbai and lawyer Surendra Gadling
, who has defended several Maoists, besides Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen from Nagpur.
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