5 years on, charges not framed despite repeat extensions
Sabrangindia / by Sanchita Kadam
The Special NIA Court has said that it will first need to dispose the discharge applications filed by the accused, before deciding on framing of charges
The Special NIA court, Mumbai has sought a time extension of one more year from the Supreme Court to frame charges in the case. This request was sent in November last year. On January 16, the Supreme Court said that it will proceed with hearing bail applications of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira from January 30.
Last year in August while hearing Gonsalves’ plea, the apex court had given the Special Court three months’ time to decide whether charges are required to be framed against the accused or not. This three month period ended in November 2022, just when the Special Court sought an extension for another year!
Elgaar Parishad case: Court seeks one more year to decide on framing charges
The Indian Express / by Sadaf Modak
On August 18, the Supreme Court had directed the trial court to decide on these aspects within three months, granting it time till last November.
The special court hearing the Elgaar Parishad case in Mumbai had last November sought an extension of one year to decide whether to frame charges against the accused and also take a call on their discharge applications.
● 4 years, 16 arrests and no framing of charges: The many twist and turns of Elgaar Parishad case (The Indian Express / Oct 2022)
● Supreme Court directs trial court to expeditiously frame charges and decide discharge pleas (The Leaflet / Aug 2022)