New Delhi, 2 August 2020: Today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted search at the residential premises of accused Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil s/o Kunhu Mohammad, at Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh in connection with the investigation of Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad Case.
This case pertains to organisation of Elgar Parishad at Pune, Maharashtra on 31.12.2017 which promoted enmity between various caste groups and led to violence resulting in loss of life & property and state-wide agitation in Maharashtra. The investigation revealed that the Elgar Parishad along with Maoist leaders used the incident to spread the ideology of Maoism/Naxalism and encourage unlawful activities on the instructions of the leaders of CPI (Maoist), a banned organisation.
Accused Hany Babu M. T. was found to be a co-conspirator along with other accused persons propagating Naxal activities and Maoist ideology, and was placed under arrest on 28.07.2020.
Further, the investigation also revealed that accused Hany Babu was in contact with Paikhomba Meitei, Secretary Information & Publicity, Military Affairs, Kangkeipak Communist Party (MC), an organisation banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. An interview of Ganapathy, General Secretary of CPI (Maoist) was shared by Paikhomba Meitei with the accused Hany Babu. Communications of Hany Babu with other Maoists of Manipur have also been retrieved.
The investigation also revealed that after the release of CPI (Maoist) leader Pallath Govindankutty, Hany Babu M. T., along with co accused Rona Wilson, took the initiative to help him financially by raising funds.
Hany Babu, along with other accused persons namely Rona Wilson, Anand Teltumbde, P Varavara Rao and Surendra Gadling formed a Committee for the release of G.N. Saibaba who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his links with CPI (Maoist).
During the search of accused Hany Babu’s house, NIA seized one Account Ledger, one Receipt Book of the Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr. G. N. Saibaba, several documents as well as electronic items such as Hard Disk, USB Pen Drive etc.