Ten activists were arrested in 2018 in case of caste violence around Koregaon Bhima in Pune district.
Sudhir Dhawale, an activist with alleged Maoist links, on Saturday became the second accused in the Pune Elgar Parishad case after Surendra Gadling to refuse to depose before the inquiry commission probing the 2018 Koregaon Bhima caste violence.
Sudhir Dhawale stated he did not have "faith and confidence" in the commission.
Surendra Gadling had on Friday told the inquiry commission, headed by Justice Jai Narayan Patel (retired), that he did not want to depose as doing so would prejudice his case before the trial court.
In his affidavit, Sudhir Dhawale had expressed his willingness to depose "in order to bring certain facts about the case and the incident to light".
Accepting Mr Dhawale's plea, who was produced before the panel in police cover, Justice Patel (retired) ordered that he be sent back to judicial custody.
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