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Co-inmates of Stan Swamy allege that his demise was ‘institutional homicide’

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Co-inmates of Stan Swamy allege that his death was 'institutional murder'

Three months after the demise of Maoist sympathiser Stan Swamy, three different co-accused within the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case have alleged that his demise was an act of ‘institutional murder’. The trio, recognized as Ramesh Gaichor, Sagar Gorkhe and Surendra Gadling, have made these sensational claims in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The three accused had been co-inmates of Stan Swamy on the Taloja Central jail, which is positioned on the outskirts of Mumbai. In their letter, they alleged, “We are father’s co-accused in the case, and eyewitnesses to the conspiracy against him. It was a well-planned institutional murder. We are disturbed and sad at Father’s death. And we have decided to fast for a day as a mark of protest.” They are reportedly additionally writing a ebook referred to as ‘He didn’t die a pure demise”.
The letter, written on July 7 this 12 months, had alleged that the Taloja Central jail Superintendent Kaustubh Kurlekar was chargeable for the demise of Stan Swamy. The trio claimed that Kurlekar denied correct remedy to the deceased, saved him in isolation and strip-searched him in entrance of the jail employees. Ramesh Gaichor, Sagar Gorkhe and Surendra Gadling additionally accused the jail superintendent of destroying the psychological resolve and bodily well being of Stan Swamy.
“Father already had Parkinson’s and a few other ailments when he was arrested. His health seriously deteriorated in custody because Kurlekar ensured he didn’t get proper treatment in prison,” they claimed. The three accused additionally alleged that the jail authorities imposed restrictions on the deceased reminiscent of denial of vital medicines, and straw sipper for ingesting water. They additional claimed, “He desperately needed a helper due to Parkinson’s. To ensure he doesn’t get any help from his co-inmates, he was kept in isolation. It was Kurlekar’s conscious attempt to emasculate him physically and mentally.”
They additionally stated that makes an attempt had been made to shift Stan Swamy to Arthur jail from Taloja Central jail. In their letter, the three accused within the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case concluded that the Maoist sympathiser’s demise was the results of harassment, deliberate negligence, and improper medical remedy. While pleading for a judicial probe and framing of fees towards Kaustubh Kurlekar, they stated, “We request you to consider our demands so we and our co-accused don’t meet the same fate as father did.” A replica of the letter has reportedly been despatched to the Maharashtra Home Minister, State Human Rights Commissioner and the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
Arrest of Stan Swamy and his position in Bhima Koregaon violence
According to the NIA, Stan Swamy was a key conspirator within the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case of 2017, which witnessed violence, stone-pelting, and arson at Shaniwar Wada in Pune. He was arrested on October 8 and produced earlier than the Special Court in Mumbai the next day. Interestingly, he was by no means put beneath police custody and was as a substitute remanded to judicial custody at Taloja Central jail. The NIA had knowledgeable that each one authorized formalities, together with medical examination, had been undertaken.
As per the Central investigative company, Stan Swamy is a ‘hard-core CPI (Maoist) activist’ who had acquired funds from different Maoists for furthering the actions of the banned outfit. He can also be the convenor of PPSC. “Incriminating documents related to communications for furthering the activities of the banned terrorist organisation CPI (Maoist) were seized from his possession,” the NIA emphasised.