A 54-year-old affiliate professor of Delhi College was arrested by the Nationwide Investigation Company on Tuesday in reference to the probe into the 2018 violence in Maharashtra’s Koregaon Bhima.
Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil, a resident of Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, is an affiliate professor within the Division of English, a spokesperson of the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) stated.
That is the 12th arrest within the case that has seen a number of outstanding activists, students and attorneys jailed for over two years whereas they await trial.
The case pertains to an occasion of December 31, 2017 in Pune which was adopted by violence and arson in Maharashtra that left one individual useless.
Investigators have alleged the activists on the Elgar Parishad meet had made inflammatory speeches and provocative statements, which it stated triggered violence the following day.
The investigation additionally claimed to have uncovered a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Throughout investigation, the NIA stated, it was revealed that senior leaders of the CPI (Maoist), a banned organisation underneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, had been in touch with the organisers of the Elgar Parishad occasion in addition to the accused arrested within the case to unfold the Maoist and Naxal ideology and encourage illegal actions.
The Pune Police filed a chargesheet and a supplementary cost sheet within the case on November 15, 2018 and February 21, 2019 respectively.
The NIA took up the investigation of the case on January 24 this yr and arrested activists Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha on April 14, the official stated.
Throughout investigation, it was revealed that Hany Babu was propagating Naxal actions and Maoist ideology and was a “co-conspirator” with the opposite arrested accused, the NIA stated.
He can be produced earlier than a particular NIA court docket in Mumbai on Wednesday and his officers will ask permission to query him in custody, the NIA stated.