A session court in Pune rejected the anticipatory bail plea of right-winged leader Milind Ekbote, one of the accused of Bhima-Koregaon violence on New Year’s Day that claimed one life.
Ekbote has been on the run since the complaint was registered against him.
So far, a total of 51 people have been arrested, including three minors, in connection with caste violence that erupted in Pune’s Bhima-Koregaon village and engulfed Maharashtra state.
On January 1, a youth was killed in a clash between two groups during an event to mark 200 years of Bhima-Koregaon battle that took place near Pune.
The incident led to violent protests across the state, including Mumbai.
Taking cognisance of the matter, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier ordered a Crime Investigation Department (CID) probe into the death and also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased.