Supreme Court directs trial court to expeditiously frame charges and decide discharge pleas
The Leaflet / by The Leaflet
A Supreme Court bench of CJI-designate, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat has decided to keep the petition seeking bail by Vernon Gonsalves on hold, but its direction to the trial court to begin its trial within three months comes as a relief.
Afterhearing at considerable length a bail petition filed by trade unionist, activist and academic Vernon Gonsalves, one of the accused undertrials in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, the Supreme Court on August 18 chose to keep the petition pending with it for three months. In the meantime, it has directed the trial court in Mumbai to decide whether the charges are to be framed against the accused under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Decide on framing charges against Vernon Gonsalves within 3 month: Supreme Court
Bar & Bench / by Abhimanyu Hazarika
The Court also directed the special court to segregate Gonsalves’ trial from that of other accused who are absconding.
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the special NIA court to decide on framing of charges against Bhima Koregaon accused Vernon Gonsalves within 3 months [Vernon Gonsalves vs State of Maharashtra and anr].
Supreme Court Asks Special NIA Court To Decide On Framing Charges Within 3 Months
Live Law / by Rintu Mariam Biju
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Special NIA Court to decide on framing charges in the Bhima Koregaon case within a period of three months. The Court also directed the NIA Court to decide the discharge applications filed by the accused in the case simultaneously.
A bench comprising Justice UU Lalit and Justice Ravindra Bhat passed the direction while considering a petition field by accused Vernon Gonsalves seeking bail in the case.