Bhima-Koregaon case: 83-year-old rights activist Stan Swamy arrested by NIA

New Delhi: Stan Swamy, a member of CPI (Maoist) was arrested by NIA on Thursday (October 8) from Ranchi, Jharkhand in connection with Bhima-Koregaon case, said National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources.

According to NIA sources, Stan Swamy received funds through an associate for furtherance of CPI (Maoist) activities. Documents related to communications for furthering the activities of CPI (Maoist) & propaganda material of the CPI (Maoist) as well as literature, seized from his possession.

“Stan Swamy received funds through an associate for the furtherance of CPI (Maoist) activities. Documents related to communications for furthering the activities of CPI (Maoist) and propaganda material of the CPI (Maoist) as well as literature, seized from his possession,” NIA sources said.

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On January 1 in 2018, violence erupted at an event to mark 100 years of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, leaving one dead and several injured, including 10 policemen. The police had filed 58 cases against 162 people during a state-wide shutdown in January following clashes in Bhima-Koregaon.

 

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