Supreme Court dismisses NIA’s application for vacating its order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha
The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala
The court reaffirmed its order placing Navlakha in house custody, with additional security measures, within 24 hours of the pronouncement of the order.
On Friday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy, dismissed the National Investigation Agency’s (‘NIA’) application to vacate the order of the bench, passed on November 10, which allowed Gautam Navlakha to be placed in house arrest for a period of one month under certain restrictions.
SC Refuses To Recall Order Allowing House Arrest Of Gautam Navlakha, Directs NIA To Execute It In 24 Hours
Live Law / by Rintu Mariam Biju
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the application filed by the National Investigation Agency seeking to vacate the order allowing the shifting of activist Gautam Navlakha to house arrest from the Taloja prison in Mumbai where he is lodged in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.
A bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy also engrafted certain additional conditions for the house arrest of the septuagenarian, such as the sealing of the kitchen door leading to the exit point and the locking of the grills of the hall.
by Bar & Bench (Nov 18):
Gautam Navlakha hearing
Solicitor General (SG): The public library belongs to Communist Party
Justice KM Joseph: It is a recognised party. What is the issue?
SG: If it does not shock you, what can I say.
SC: No it does not shock us.
SC rejects plea by NIA against shifting Gautam Navlakha from jail to house arrest; directs compliance in 24 hours
Bar & Bench / by Debayan Roy
However, the bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy mandated some additional safeguards to ensure that the house arrest is not misused.
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against an earlier order of the Court directing Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha to be placed under house arrest instead of keeping him in jail [Gautam Navlakha v NIA].
The bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy directed that the order be complied within 24 hours.
However, the Court mandated some additional safeguards to ensure that the house arrest is not misused.