Reasonable grounds for believing accusations about Gautam Navlakha being CPI-Maoist member: Court
The Indian Express / by Express News Service
Navlakha was arrested on April 14, 2020, by the NIA and has been under house arrest since November 2022.
IN ITS detailed order rejecting bail to 69-year-old Gautam Navlakha in the Elgaar Parishad case, the special court in Mumbai has said there is prima facie evidence of a nexus between him and Syed Gulam Nabi Fai, who was convicted by a US court in 2012 for links with Pakistani spy agency ISI. The court said there are reasonable grounds for believing accusations against Navlakha, including that he is a member of the banned organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Gautam Navlakha was active member of banned terrorist group involved in attacks against security forces: Mumbai court [read order]
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
Special judge Rajesh Katariya opined that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusations against Navlakha are prima facie true.
Bhima Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha was a member of banned terrorist organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist), which attacked and killed many government security forces, a Mumbai court held while rejecting the activist’s bail plea.
In an order uploaded on Wednesday, Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) judge Rajesh Katariya opined that there were reasonable grounds for believing that the accusations against Navlakha were prima facie true.