The commission conducting inquiry into the 2018 Koregaon Bhima violence in Maharashtra’s Pune district has summoned NCP chief Sharad Pawar as a witness on April 4, the panel’s lawyer Ashish Satpute said here on Wednesday.
Pawar will have to appear in Mumbai, he said.
The NCP chief had filed an affidavit before the commission, headed by former Bombay High Court Chief Justice J N Patel, on October 8, 2018.
A two-day Maharashtra state lawyers conference will be held here from April 13 to deliberate on various issues relating to the members of the legal profession.
Thane District Courts Bar Association has organised this in association with the Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council.
Hundreds of practising lawyers from all across the state will attend the two-day conference with the theme ‘Justice for all’.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Pritviraj Chavan and Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar will be the chief guests for the function.
Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil told that Delhi police have been informed that there are no offence of any kind registered against Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
He was responding to a query on a faxed communique sent from a deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Delhi police, to the Pune police to inquire about “any offence of any kind” registered against the Union Minister in connection with the Supreme Court guidelines on providing protection to VIPs.
“We have informed Delhi police that the record (of offences filed against Pawar) is nil,” Patil told reporters at Vidhan Bhawan this evening.
“They (Delhi police) wanted the information in connection with the Supreme Court guidelines on providing protection (to VIPs),” Patil said.
The fax message had led the authorities to issue instructions to 33 police stations in Pune, asking senior inspectors to take up the subject on priority basis and submit the report on the issue of offence, if any, registered against Pawar.