Sudha Bharadwaj, one of the five activists arrested by the Maharashtra Police, has said a purported letter implicating her was "totally concocted" to criminalise her and human rights organisations.
She outrightly rejected the police's claim in this regard.
Reacting to this in a handwritten statement, Bharadwaj, who is under house arrest, Friday said the purported letter shown by the Pune Police is a "mixture of innocuous".
She claimed a number of human rights lawyers, activists and organisations were deliberately named to cast a stigma over them, obstruct their work and incite hatred against them.
"It is a totally concocted letter fabricated to criminalise me and other human rights lawyers, activists and organisations," the letter said.
The activist-lawyer said the "fabricated letter" had not been brought before either before the Pune Court or the Faridabad Chief Judicial Magistrate while seeking to "whisk" her to Pune.
In a media briefing Friday, the police had released details of seized letters related to five activists arrested in June in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence that took place in January.
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Early this week, the police raided the homes of activists and lawyers from five states---Varavara Roa in Hyderabad, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in Mumbai, Bharadwaj in Faridabad and Gautam Navalakha in Delhi.
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