What NIA draft charges submitted in court say, against whom
The Indian Express / by Sadaf Modak
The NIA has proposed to charge all the accused under 16 sections of the law. Charges under some additional sections have been proposed against some accused in accordance with the specific roles that they are alleged to have played.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has submitted draft charges before a special court in Mumbai against 15 arrested accused and six absconding accused in the Elgar Parishad case.
NIA Submits Draft Charges in Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad Case: Read Details
Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim
The NIA Draft Charges find mention of a common objective to establish ‘People’s Government’ through revolution & protracted arms struggle and an attempt to cause the death of a public functionary.
The National Investigation Agency submitted a list of seventeen draft (proposed) charges against the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad Case accused, including the charge of waging a war against the country, which is punishable with death.
The draft charges don’t mention a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as claimed in 2018 but mention “cause the death of a public functionary.”
Seventeen proposed charges by NIA against accused
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
The January 2018 FIR registered after the alleged riots post the ’Elgar Parishad’ event forms the basis of the entire Bhima Koregaon case which led to arrest of 16 accused, and the 3 chargesheets.
Fifteen of the accused in the case are in judicial custody while five are absconding. One accused, Father Stan Swamy passed away while in custody.
The charges state that the accused (including Swamy) were active members of a banned terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) even prior to 2018.