Dalits commemorate the British victory over the Peshwa's army at Bhima-Koregaon in 1818 as it is believed that soldiers from the Mahar community were part of the East India Company's forces.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis chose not to commit the mistake done by his counterpart in neighbouring Gujarat, where police took action against Dalits, and this gave rise to emergence of local Dalit leaders.
The Congress also alleged that two of the accused, against whom cases of inciting violence were registered, have been seen along with Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The family of the deceased alleged that the youth - Yogesh Prahlad Jadhav - was seriously injured during police caning to clear a road block.
Some unidentified miscreants had gathered at the tomb of a local hero, Govind Gopal Mahar (Gaikwad), and defiled a worn nameplate at the site.
Angry Dalits staged rail, road blockades and took out processions here and in different parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday to protest against violence in Pune a day before
TV shows including Kundali Bhagya, Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahin and Naamkarann had to halt their shoots due to unrest.
An attempt by protesters to block trains this morning was thwarted by the police at Thane near Mumbai this morning.