by Bar & Bench (Nov 10, 2022):
#BREAKING Supreme Court allows Gautam Navlakha plea for house arrest instead of being lodged in jail.
Bench led by Justice KM Joseph permits house arrest for a month subject to conditions.
Supreme Court allows Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking house arrest
The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala
On Thursday, in Gautam Navlakha versus National Investigation Agency and Anr., a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy, allowed the plea to place the petitioner, Gautam Navlakha, under house arrest for a period of one month subject to stringent restrictions and conditions.
Journalist and human rights activist Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, is charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (‘UAPA’). During his custody as an undertrial prisoner, a charge sheet was filed on October 9, 2020, and charges are yet to be filed by the court. The petitioner, in custody since April 2020, stands accused along with 15 others. He is currently lodged at Taloja jail in Mumbai, awaiting trial.
Supreme Court allows Gautam Navlakha to be shifted to house arrest from jail for 1 month
Bar & Bench / by Abhimanyu Hazarika
The Court directed that Navlakha shall not be permitted to use computer, internet or any other communication device while under house arrest.
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a plea filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha to be shifted from jail to house arrest for a month.
Navlakha has to deposit an amount of ₹2.4 lakh as expenses for his security cover when he is under house arrest, a bench of Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy ordered.
Supreme Court Allows Transfer Of Bhima Koregaon Accused Gautam Navlakha To House Arrest For One Month, Imposes Conditions
Live Law / by Livelaw News Network
The Supreme Court has ordered that 73-year-old human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, who is in custody in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, be transferred to house arrest within 48 hours on account of his medical condition. The order is interim in nature and will be reviewed after one month.
Supreme Court Allows Transfer Of Gautam Navlakha To House Arrest For One Month [VIDEO]
Live Law / by Aaratrika Bhaumik
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SC allows Gautam Navlakha to be under house arrest
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
The 70-year-old activist had cited ill health and poor facilities in prison as the reasons behind his transfer from Taloja Jail.
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed jailed activist Gautam Navlakha to be under house arrest for a month, Live Law reported. Navlakha had filed a plea seeking to be shifted from jail on grounds of ill health and poor facilities in prison.
A bench headed by Justice KM Joseph ordered jail authorities to carry out the necessary evaluation of the premises where Navlakha will be kept and directed them to shift him within 48 hours.
Live Thread: #SupremeCourt continues hearing plea by Gautam Navlalha seeking house arrest
By Bar & Bench – Live Threads
#SupremeCourt continues hearing plea by Gautam Navlalha seeking house arrest.
ASG SV Raju: There’s a twist in the tale. We have reason to believe that the medical report is tainted. The doctor at Jaslok hospital is his sister’s husband.
Adv: That was never a secret.
ASG: That doctor has a senior position. Please see the medical report. We are investigating.
Justice Roy: You are trying to make an argument of prejudice, his was one of many specialists’ opinions. If one of them is related will it make the report biased? Please be responsible with your arguments.
SC: you can deposit 2,40,000 and then have it refunded if you are acquitted.
Sibal: But my lords, that deposit will then keep increasing.
But we will deposit.
Order: We would this think that he should be allowed to be placed for house arrest for a period of one month.
Gautam Navlakha gets Supreme Court relief, to be shifted to house arrest
The Indian Express / by Express Web Desk
Earlier, the NIA opposed Gautam Navlakha’s plea to be shifted to house arrest, claiming that he is “in touch with Kashmiri extremists” and Pakistani intelligence agency “ISI”.
The Supreme Court Thursday allowed Bhima Koregaon violence case accused Gautam Navlakha to be shifted to house arrest.
In its order, the bench noted, “We consider it appropriate to grant house arrest given his age. Still further, our attention is drawn to the multiple medical problems the petitioner is faced with, and that charges have not been framed in a trial that will not happen in the foreseeable future.”
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