by Bar & Bench (Feb 21, 2023)
++ #SupremeCourt to shortly hear bail pleas by Bhima Koregaon accused Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira who are facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for alleged Maoist links. ++
++ Pass-over granted, at the behest of the Additional Solicitor-General. To be taken up later today. ++
++ Bench about to rise for lunch.
Senior Advocate Rebecca John: We have informed the other side, I have some difficulty after lunch. Can it be listed next Tuesday?
Bench: Alright, next Tuesday. Feb 28. ++
Supreme Court Adjourns Bail Applications Of Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira To Feb 21
Live Law / by Awstika Das
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the bail applications of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, both of whom have been lodged in jail since August 2018 after their arrest over alleged Naxal links in Bhima Koregaon case. The accused are facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
A division bench comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia stated in the order: “Accommodation has been sought on behalf of the solicitor-general. List the matter as the first item on Tuesday, February 21.”
The Supreme Court to shortly hear bail applications of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.
Justice Bose: Mr SG, Your junior is saying it will take some time. Should we keep it tomorrow?
SG: Could it be next week?
Justice Bose: That is too long a time.
Sr Adv Rebecca John: Can it be today? SG: That is difficult.
SC: First item Thursday after the fresh matters.
Justice Dhulia: We are told (by court staff) that we cannot have it on Thursday.
John: I have waited so long. I can wait till Tuesday.
Order: List on next Tuesday.
● ‘We’re Conscious It Is A Matter Of Personal Liberty’: Supreme Court After Adjourning Bail Pleas Of Bhima Koregaon Accused At NIA’s Request (Live Law / Jan 8, 2023)
● Supreme Court adjourns bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira at the request of NIA (The Leaflet / Feb 6, 2023)
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