remanded in NIA custody till August 4 associate professor Hany
Babu of Delhi University (DU), who was arrested in connection
with the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case.
Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil, 54, associate
professor in the Department of English, was arrested by the
National Invetigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday in connection
with the case.
He was produced before a special NIA court in Mumbai
on Wednesday. The probe agency told the court that the accused
was arrested for his alleged involvement in the case.
It submitted that the accused had links with the CPI
During the investigation, various letters were
recovered from the seized electronic articles, which indicated
his involvement in the case, the NIA said.
The lawyer, who appeared on behalf of the accused,
submitted that Hany Babu wasbeing interrogated by the NIA for
the last four to five days, and hence his further custody was
Special court judge, A T Wankhede, after perusing the
document on record, found that the allegations made against
the accused are of serious nature. The court then remanded him
in seven days of NIA custody.
The case relates to an Elgar Parishad event of
December 31, 2017, organised by theKabir Kala Manchat
Shaniwarwada in Pune, where alleged provocative speeches were
made, promoting enmity between various caste groups and
leading to violence resulting in loss of life and property and
statewide agitation in Maharashtra.
The Pune police filed a charge sheet and a
supplementary charge sheet in the case on November 15, 2018
and February 21, 2019 respectively.
The NIA took up the investigation of the case on
January 24 this year and arrested Anand Teltumbde and Gautam
Navlakha on April 14.
During further investigation, it was revealed that
Hany Babu was propagating Naxal activities and Maoist ideology
and was a "co-conspirator" with the other arrested accused,
the NIA has said. PTI AVI