Another alleged Urban Naxal connected with the Elgar Parishad case has been arrested by the Pune police. According to reports, Anand Teltumbde has been arrested today in the early morning hours at Mumbai airport.
#NewsAlert – Big arrest made in Elgaar Parishad violence case. Pune police arrest, Anand Teltumbde, a professor at Goa Institute of management at Mumbai airport at 4 am. Teltumbde held for alleged links with banned CPI-Maoist. | @radhika1705 with more details pic.twitter.com/H8p4uVpmoT
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According to reports, after several days of hearing, a special court in Pune had on Friday, rejected his anticipatory bail plea. Following it, a team of Pune city police arrested him on early hours on Saturday.
Shivaji Pawar, ACP in Pune police, has been quoted by Indian Express saying that Teltumbde will be produced before the special court today. The Pune City police would be seeking his custody for further investigation into the case.
Special judge KD Vadane had stated in his order rejecting Teltumbde’s anticipatory bail plea that there is sufficient evidence collected by the investigating officers to show Teltumbde’s involvement in the alleged offence.
Public prosecutor Ujjwala Panwar had argued on behalf of the police in court against Teltumbde’s anticipatory bail plea. She had claimed that the police have sufficient evidence to prove Teltumbde’s involvement in insurgent activities to destabilise the government through banned Maoist organisations.
Teltumbde is a professor at the Goa Institute of Management.
Several of the alleged Urban Naxals have been raided and arrested by the Maharashtra police in the Elgar Parishad case that had led to the Bhima Koregaon Violence in January 2018.