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Elgar case: Pune cops search DU professor Hany's house

Assistant commissioner of police Shivaji Pawar said they have not made any arrests

By PTI in Pune
  • Published 10.09.19, 3:47 PM
  • Updated 10.09.19, 4:11 PM
  • a min read
In the case where nine people have arrested, police recovered some electronic devices from the professor's house iStock

Pune police on Tuesday conducted searches at the residence of Delhi University professor Hany Babu in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, in connection with the 2017 Elgar Parishad case being probed by them for alleged Maoist links, a senior officer said.

Confirming the development, assistant commissioner of police Shivaji Pawar said they have not made any arrests.

"We have conducted a search operation at Babu's residence in Noida in connection with the Elgar Parishad case registered at the Vishrambaug police station in Pune," Pawar said, adding that the police have recovered some electronic devices.

The 45-year-old professor teaches English at DU.

The Elgar conclave was held at Shaniwar Wada in Pune on December 31, 2017, ahead of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Koregaon Bhima.

According to police, speeches made at the conclave aggravated the caste violence around Koregaon Bhima village in the district on January 1, 2018, in which one person was killed and several others were left injured.

Police have so far arrested nine persons in the case.