Bombay HC quashes order rejecting bail plea of Navlakha by special court, orders expeditious rehearing
Sabrang / by Sabrangindia
… Today, in 2023, the Bombay High Court has ordered the case to be heard expeditiously. However, it has been years since the Bhima Koregaon accused have had their freedom stripped from them. There is every probability that the said special court will reject Navlakha’s bail plea again, and then an appeal will again be filed in the upper constitutional courts. Why then, keeping in view the pattern of misuse of the criminal justice system with the aim of harassing human rights defenders, could the High Court not take up the case themselves at this stage itself?
Bombay High Court directs special NIA court to rehear Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea for want of analysis
The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala
The bench directed the special court to conclude the hearing within four weeks.
On Thursday, a division bench of the Bombay High Court, comprising Justices A.S. Gadkari and P.D. Naik, refused to grant regular bail to Gautam Navlakha and directed the special court under National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act to rehear the bail plea for its reconsideration. The bench quashed the special court’s order dated September 5, 2022 that rejected the grant of regular bail to Navlakha.
Bombay High Court quashes NIA court order rejecting bail to Gautam Navlakha; directs rehearing
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
The High Court opined that the reasoning in the lower court order was very cryptic and did not have analysis of the evidence relied upon by prosecution.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday quashed an order by the special court under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act rejecting bail to Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha and directed the special judge to rehear the bail plea [Gautam Navlakha v. National Investigation Agency & Ors.].
Pen mightier than sword but won’t strike terror: Counsel for Gautam Navlaka seeking bail in Bombay High Court
The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala
Advocate Yug M. Chaudhary, appearing for Navlakha, challenged Navlakha’s connection with the alleged terrorist acts.
ON Wednesday, a division bench of the Bombay High Court, comprising Justices A.S. Gadkari and P.D. Naik, continued hearing the regular bail application of Gautam Navlakha. Journalist and human rights activist Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad Maoist links/criminal conspiracy case, is charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA).
Bombay High Court Sets Aside Special Court’s “Cryptic” Order Refusing Bail To Gautam Navlakha, Directs To Decide Afresh
Live Law / by Amisha Shrivastava
Observing that the trial court gave cryptic reasoning while refusing Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Special NIA Court to hear and decide the case afresh.
The division bench of Justice AS Gadkari and Justice PD Naik set aside the Special NIA Court’s order rejecting Navlakha’s bail plea.
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Gautam Navlakha has a tremendous archive of writings from the 1980s to the present, documented by The Friends of Gautam Navlakha.
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