Sharad Pawar seeks time to appear before Koregaon-Bhima probe panel

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has sought more time to appear before the Koregaon-Bhima Inquiry Commission.

Notably, Pawar was to appear before the panel on February 23 to record evidence regarding the January 2018 violence at a war memorial in Maharashtra’s Pune district. A demand has been made on behalf of the NCP chief by filing an application before the commission.The commission informed Pawar’s lawyer Ashish Satpute to file an additional affidavit before the Koregaon-Bhima judicial inquiry commission.

Speaking to ANI, Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik told ANI, “Pawar told the commission in writing that he will appear before it next time and this time he cannot come. Whatever information he has.” He will certainly put it before the commission in future.”

A commission of inquiry appointed by the Maharashtra government is probing the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence.
On January 2, 2018, violence erupted at an event to commemorate 100 years of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, killing one and injuring several, including 10 policemen. The police had registered 58 cases against 162 people during the statewide bandh in January following the Bhima-Koregaon clash. (ANI)

First published:February 22, 2022, 7:13 pm

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