Bhima Koregaon violence case: Bombay HC rejects anticipatory bail plea of Milind Ekbote
The Bombay High Court rejected anticipatory bail application of Milind Ekbote, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
Ekbote, whose anticipatory bail application was rejected by a court in Pune on January 23, had approached the High Court on Monday.
On Wednesday, Justice Bhushan Gavai of the Bombay High Court had recused himself from hearing the plea.
Ekbote, who heads a trust called the Samast Hindu Aghadi, has been booked by the Pune Police in three separate FIRs for inciting violence under the Indian Penal Code, and sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
One person was killed and several others were injured in the violence which erupted after right-wing outfits opposed the 200th anniversary celebration of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, in which forces of the East India Company defeated Peshwa's army.
People belonging to the Mahar community among Dalits had fought for the British, while the Peshwas were Brahmins.
Dalit groups celebrate the victory as a symbol of their resurgence.
OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)