State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has announced the withdrawal of cases registered in Bhima-Koregaon violence. A total of 348 cases have been registered in the Bhima-Koregaon violence which have been withdrawn by Maharashtra government. Government has also withdrawn 460 cases filed in the Maharashtra reservation agitation. The announcement was made by the Home Minister on Thursday.
He stated, “We have withdrawn 348 of the 649 cases registered related to Bhima Koregaon and 460 of the 548 cases registered in connection with Maratha reservation agitation”, to the reporters in Mumbai. The process to withdraw other cases related to there matters is now underway, as said by him.
The probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence was transferred to National Investigation Agency last month by the central government. The step taken be the central government was badly criticized by the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government, also called as the MVA. Many people had criticized the move by the government and many people wanted a deep investigation into the matter.
The Bhima Koregaon violence took place in January, 2018. Violence had erupted while the 200th anniversary celebrations of Bhima-Koregaon battle were on, on January 1, 2018. A number of cases were registered in regard to the violence that took place while the celebrations were on. One person was found dead while many other persons were badly injured during the incident. After so many debates on the incident, the government finally decided to take this step and demanded the withdrawal of the cases registered in regard to the matter.