'No letter yet from Centre on NIA probe in Elgar case'
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has sought advice of the Advocate General (AG) on steps to be taken if it receives any letter from the Centre on transfer of the Elgar Parishad case to the NIA, said Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday.
Deshmukh reiterated the Centre should have had taken the state into confidence before taking the step.
The minister, however, said neither he nor Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray have received the Centre's letter in this connection.
"We met the AG today. We told him we have heard about (the case being transferred to the NIA), but have not received the letter.
"We sought his advice on what should be the state's position if the Centre hands over the probe to the NIA," Deshmukh told reporters here.
The AG, the state's top law officer, has asked the government to share copy of the letter with him once it is received, the NCP minister said.
He said the Centre may have handed over the probe to the NIA as it was feared the actual instigators of the violence (at Koregaon-Bhima in Pune) "who were excluded by the previous BJP-led state government" would have been exposed had the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government inquired the episode. agencies