Arun Ferreira moves Bombay HC seeking default bail; Justice recuses from hearing case
Arun Ferreira Approaches Bombay High Court For Default Bail
Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim
Activist Arun Ferreira, an accused in Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad case, has approached the Bombay High Court seeking default bail.
Ferreira’s plea was listed before a division bench of Justices Revati Mohite Dere and Sharmila Deshmukh on Friday, however, Justice Dere has already recused from hearing any matters in the case.
In the criminal appeal under section 21(4) of the NIA Act, Ferreira claims that his position is at par with co-accused Sudha Bharadwaj who was granted default bail by the High Court in December last year, while he and eight of his co-accused were denied the relief.
Arun Ferreira Moves Bombay High Court seeking default bail; Justice Revati Mohite Dere recuses
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
The accused in the 2018 riots case has sought an order from the High Court on the same grounds used by the court in the order granting default bail to co-accused Sudha Bharadwaj in December 2021.
The petition was listed before Bench led by Justice Revati Mohite Dere who recused from hearing the matter on Friday, without assigning any reason. The appeal will now be heard by another Bench.
Arun Ferreira seeks default bail, judge recuses from hearing case
Free Press Journal / by Staff Reporter
Arun Ferreira, one of the accused in the Elgar Parishad case, has sought default bail on parity with co-accused Sudha Bharadwaj in the case. Bhardwaj was granted default bail by the Bombay High Court on December 1, 2021.
On Friday, Ferreira’s petition came up for hearing before a division bench of Justices Revati Mohite-Dere and Sharmila Deshmukh. However, Justice Dere recused herself from hearing the plea without assigning any reason.
● Bombay HC grants default bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, but declines the same to eight other accused (The Leaflet / Dec 2021)