Evidence & charge similarly connected as Harry Potter and international war: Elgar Parishad accused tells court
India Today / by Vidya
● The Bombay High Court was hearing Hany Babu’s bail plea in Elgar Parishad case
● Hany Babu was arrested on charges of being an active member of CPI(Maoist)
● The court has reserved its order on the bail plea
Seeking bail in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, accused Hany Babu’s counsel told the Bombay High Court that the relationship between the evidence and charges framed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is the same as “Harry Potter and international war”.
Bombay HC reserves verdict on Hany Babu’s bail petition
The Indian Express / by Express News Service
As the NIA claimed the DU associate professor was involved in ‘terrorist acts’, his counsel denied the charge and said he had already been in jail for over two years.
The Bombay High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on an appeal filed by Elgaar Parishad accused Hany Babu, a Delhi University associate professor, challenging the rejection of his bail plea by a special NIA court.
HC concludes hearing of Hany Babu’s bail plea
Hindustan Times / by K A Y Dodhiya
The Bombay high court on Monday concluded the hearing of a default bail application filed by Hany Babu, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, and reserved its order.
Babu’s counsel claimed that the allegations against him of carrying out anti-national activities were baseless and did not come under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) as no lives were lost. The only crime that Babu was booked for was covered under the Indian Penal Code, he added.
Thread by Live Law (Aug 29):
#BombayHighCourt is hearing DU professor Hany Babu’s bail application, who is charged under the UAPA in the BhimaKoregaon – Elgar Parishad Case. ASG Anil Singh’s arguments for NIA continue.
+++ ASG – Hany Babu is not only an active member of CPI (Maoist), he actively participated in the activities. The activities of the accused amount to a terrorist act. ASG is reading out definition of terrorist act. ++
+++ Chaudhry – For an offence with life imprisonment, committing or advocating violence is required. This is not even alleged. The membership of CPI (Maoist) can at best show intention. But where is the proscribed act? ++
+++ Chaudhry – UAPA requires and act and an outcome. There’s is not a shred of evidence of any terrorist act being performed. The relationship between the acts of the accused and terrorist act is the same as Harry Potter and international warfare.++
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Bombay High Court Reserves Judgment In Bail Appeal Of Bhima Koregoan Case Accused Hany Babu
Lawbeat.in / by Raj Bhojani & Sanya Talwar
The bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and N.R Borkar of Bombay High Court on Monday reserved its judgment on bail appeal filed by Hany Babu in the Bhima Koregoan Case.
The Special NIA court on February 15 rejected the bail plea of Babu and four others. Special NIA Judge DE Kothalikar rejected the bail applications of Hany Babu and Kabir Kala Manch members Sagar Gorkhe, Jyoti Jagtap and Ramesh Gaichor, holding that there is prima facie evidence to show he “was actively involved in the activities of the banned organisation CPI(Maoist) and furthering its ideology”.
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● Special NIA Court Refuses Bail To DU Associate Prof Hany Babu And Three Kabir Kala Manch Members (Live Law / Feb 2022)