Several people approached Supreme Court against the arrests of human rights activists by Police. Historian Romila Thaper and four other activists filed a plea in Supreme Court today. They were opposing the arrests of five members by Maharashtra police suspecting that they have links with Maoists.
A division bench comprising five judges led by Justice Deepak Mishra will hear this plea today at 3:45pm. They demanded the release of five members arrested in Bhima Koregaon violence case. They requested an independent probe into the arrests. A programme in Pune caused violence between two groups – scheduled caste people and upper caste peshwas on December 31.
In the process of investigating this case letters were found by police regarding the conspiracy of assassination of the Prime minister Modi. Police started investigation in this direction. They have arrested revolutionary poets leader Varavara Rao, human rights activists – Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves for allegedly of having links with Maoists and criminal conspiracy.