The begining of 20th century witnessed increase in atrocities by Britishers on the innocent Indians. Lokmanya Tilak was put behind the bars for 6 years. Babarao alias Ganesh Damodar Savarkar was sentenced to life imprisonment for publishing the patriotic songs of his younger brother Vinayak Savarkar.
Jackson, the then collector of Nashik, was responsible for prosecution of Babarao Savarkar. He tortured Waman Sakharam Khare, a well-known lawyer, so much that Khare lost his mental balance. The only 'offence ' of Khare was : he pleaded for revolutionaries.
Kanhere & his friends made up their minds : It's now or never !
A farewell ceremony was arranged for Jackson in the Vijayanand theatre. The historical day was : December 21, 1909. It was planned that only Anant (18 yrs) should take entire responsibility of the assassination so that other conspirators would remain in dark. But it did not happen. The Police arrested Krushnaji Gopal Karve(23 yrs), Vinayak Narayan Deshpande, Shankarrao Soman, Wamanrao Joshi & Ganu Vaidya. All these youths were detained in the Sarkarwada & were treated brutally to know more about the conspiracy. The torturing Police team was headed by Alikhan who was reputed for his inhuman behavior. The prosecution of these brave youths is well-known in the history of India as 'Nashik Conspiracy Case'