A letter containing the police claims that the phone number of senior congressional leader Digvija Singh has become part of the indictment against 10 activists arrested for allegedly Maoist links in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, a senior official said on Monday.
The letter was confiscated during a series of public actions conducted by the Police in connection with the case after which these activists were arrested, he said.
Full police recently filed an indictment against five activists – Surendra Gadling, Shom Sen, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson and Sudhir Dhawala, who were arrested in June.
The letter in question, since September 25, 2017, was sent to Surendri (which the police claimed was Surendra Gadling) from a friend of Prakash, an official said.
Part of the letter reads: "We need to intensify protests at the national level using pupils. The state forces will be softened towards students who will gradually put the country in a disadvantage while acting against us. The Congress leaders are very willing to help in this process, and they also agreed to fund further harassment …. In this regard, you can contact our friend on (Digvija Singh's phone number to the police) ".
A senior police official said the number in the letter was also available on the Indian National Congress website.
A senior official linked to the investigation said the letter had become part of the indictment and was under investigation.
Asked whether Singh would be called for a hearing, Suhas Bawa, the deputy chairman of the Full Police (Zona I), said that several numbers were seized in the numbers confiscated during the attack, and the ownership of these numbers and their role in the case are being examined.
"If a role is established, all that is needed to be done in the investigation will be done," Bavce said.
Shivaji Bodak, the Joint Police Commissioner (law and order), informed that from now on there was no notification.
G. Digvijaia Singh rejected the allegations when he first appeared and dared to arrest the government.
Speaking to reporters in Satni in Madhya Pradesh on September 4, Mr. Singh said: "If I'm guilty, I challenge the Center and state power to arrest me."
Other activists arrested in this case are the poet Telugu Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadva. While reserving Gautam Navlakha, he has not yet been arrested in the police service.
The prosecution told the court on Sunday that charges related to "rising and waging war against the state" were added against all the accused indicted for the Moroccan links with Elgar Parishad.
Ujjvala Pavar, a government judge, told the court on Sunday that parts of the indictment were 124 (A) (seated), 121 (guiding or attempted by the war) and 121 (A) (conspiracy) of the Indian Criminal Code (IPC).
Elgar Parishad was held on December 31, 2017 in Pune, marking the 200th anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima in 1818, in which the forces of eastern India, consisting of a large number of Dalit soldiers, defeated the Peshva army.