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Bhima-Koregaon violence case: SC accepts anticipatory bail application of accused

By Chennabasaveshwar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted anticipatory bail application of one of the accused granted him interim protection till 20th Feb in Bhima-Koregaon violence case.

A court had issued an arrest warrant against former BJP corporator Milind Ekbote, booked for allegedly inciting violence on January 1 during an event to commemorate the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle.

Bhima-Koregaon violence case: SC accepts anticipatory bail application of accused

A case was registered against Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide, who head the Hindu Ekta Aghadi and Shivraj Pratishthan respectively, for allegedly "inciting" violence that left a man dead near Bhima Koregaon on January 1.

Subsequent protests had disrupted normal life in Mumbai.

Earlier, the Bombay High court had already rejected Ekbote's anticipatory bail plea.

(With agency inputs)


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