Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has welcomed the Supreme Court decision not to interfere in the arrest of five alleged urban naxals in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence. He said that the Maharashtra government’s stand in the court against the alleged naxals has been vindicated.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Fadnavis said the Pune police, which had made the arrests, managed to place before the Supreme Court that their actions were not a result of any political conspiracy.

“The evidence against the arrested will be placed before the appropriate courts and their custody will also be sought. The police has adequate evidence against them. Therefore, those wanting to wage a war against the State, conspiring to assassinate the Prime Minister and create tension will definitely face jail term,” he said.

He maintained that the court was convinced that the police action was not an attempt to stifle dissent. It has also found no malice in police actions.All the evidence against the alleged naxals who were conspiring against the country have been placed before the court.