Bhima Koregaon case: Transfer order reserved

Pune: A Pune court reserved its order on the transferring of the Bhima-Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Additional Sessions Judge SR Navandar will pronounce the order in the matter on February 14. The Maharashtra state government, in an application filed before the court today, objected to transferring all the court records, seized articles from the file of this court to an NIA court in Mumbai.

“That present application is not legally tenable under the provisions of law and particularly according to the provisions of UAPA 1967 and NIA Act 2008,” the application read.

It said that the investigation machinery of NIA has not given legal reasons for transferring the proceedings. It is submitted that the offence is committed within the local jurisdiction of Pune court.