Sunday, June 13, 2021

Supreme Court refuses to grant bail to Gautam Navlakha, accused in Bhima-Koregaon violence in Taloja Jail

Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 12, 2021) default bail plea of ​​Gautam Navlakha, accused in Bhima-Koregaon violence case Rejected. He had challenged the Bombay High Court verdict in the apex court, seeking statutory bail. The bench of Justice UU Lalit and Justice KM Joseph reserved the judgment on 26 March in this case.

Navlakha his The petition said That the National Investigation Agency (NIA) did not file the chargesheet within the stipulated period of 90 days, hence forms the basis of bail. He filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the order of the High Court on 19 February.

The Bombay High Court had said in its judgment that Navlakha’s 34-day house arrest could not be considered a jail term. Navlakha during the hearing in the High Court said That the house arrest period should be counted as the detention period. The order said that the Delhi High Court had already declared his detention valid. Therefore, it cannot be added to the period of arrest.

Bombay High Court bail Navlakha on February 8 The petition was dismissed. In the High Court, it challenged the decision of the special court of NIA. But the High Court had said that there was no proper reason to interfere in the decision of the special court.

An FIR was again filed against Gautam Navlakha in January 2020. He surrendered to the NIA on 14 April last year. He was kept in NIA custody for 11 days till 25 April. He has since been kept in judicial custody at Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai.

According to police allegations, some activists had allegedly given provocative and inflammatory speeches at the Elgar Parishad event in Pune on December 31, 2017, causing violence in Bhima-Koregaon in the district the next day. The police also alleged that the program was backed by some Maoist organizations. Many other activists and lawyers are also in jail in this case.

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