Each the events raised query marks over the functioning of the police division on this case.
Ekbote, a Hindu Ekta Aghadi chief and one of many accused within the Bhima-Koregaon violence case, was arrested by the Pune rural police earlier immediately, quickly after the Supreme Court docket turned down his anticipatory bail plea.
“There isn’t a bravery in arresting Ekbote as he was in Pune for a very long time. He had issued a video clip…he was very a lot in Pune, however police did nothing. He was arrested immediately, as a result of the SC rejected his bail,” Congress MLC Bhai Jagtap stated.
“It raises query marks over why the police took so lengthy (to arrest him) and who have been calling the pictures,” he stated.
Jitendra Awhad, NCP MLA from Mumbra in Thane, stated, “It’s a conspiracy and Ekbote was given a free hand to take each measure to keep away from his arrest. The house division is headed by CM Fadnavis. It raises questions on his division.”
“The way in which folks like Ekbote and (one other pro-Hindutva chief) Sambhaji Bhide have been roaming free…they have been interviewed by information channels. Why did not the police step in and arrest them,” he requested.
Bhide and Ekbote are accused of inciting violence on January 1 this yr throughout an occasion to commemorate the bicentenary of battle of Bhima-Koregaon in Pune district.