The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands the dropping of cases against activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case and asks the Maharashtra Government to set up an SIT to enquire into the developments exposed by the credible reports of international experts as to how evidence was manufactured and planted in the computer of one of the activists Rona Wilson.
A forensic lab in the United States has found that his computer was hacked and a malware was installed which planted incriminating mails in his files, which he had never seen. This has been verified by other experts.
Moreover this planting of mails occurred for over two years without his knowledge before his arrest. It will be recalled that it was these mails which were claimed by the NIA to be part of the ‘conspiracy’.
This case of computer hacking to plant incriminating mails is a deadly technological weapon which the Modi Government has used in the Bhima Koregaon case and may use in future against political opponents. It is essential that this expose should not be allowed to be covered up or brushed aside as the initial official response indicates.