NIA opposes Gautam Navlakha’s plea for moving house arrest from Mumbai to Alibag
The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala
The State opposed the change in the place of house arrest on the grounds of being “cumbersome” and creating a “security risk”. It also alleged that the plea demonstrated that Navlakha’s earlier arguments seeking house arrest on medical grounds was a farce because there is no super-speciality hospital in the vicinity of the newly proposed venue of house arrest. Senior advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan, representing Navlakha, opposed these arguments. The Bench has granted Navlakha time to search for other appropriate houses in Mumbai.
On Monday, a division Bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and B.V. Nagarathna, allowed journalist and human rights activist Gautam Navlakha time until August 18 to find another suitable place for house arrest in Mumbai.
Supreme Court Grants Time To NIA To File Counter Affidavit Regarding Change In Location of Gautam Navlakha’s House Arrest
Live Law / by LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
The Supreme Court, on Monday, granted four weeks’ time to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file a counter affidavit with respect to the change in location of house arrest of the human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.
A Bench comprising Justice KM Joseph and Justice BV Nagarathna was considering an application filed by him seeking to shift his house arrest location in Mumbai.
SC to hear activist Navlakha’s plea on Monday for shifting out from Mumbai public library under house arrest
The Telegraph / by pti
The top court also directed Gautam Navlakha to deposit another Rs 8 lakh toward expenses for making available police personnel for his security
The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday a plea of activist Gautam Navlakha, who is under house arrest in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, that he be shifted from a public library in Mumbai to some other place.
A bench of Justices K M Joseph and B V Nagarathna had on April 28 directed the CBI to file its reply within two weeks on Navlaka’s petition seeking to be shifted from the public library to some other place in the city as the facility needs to be vacated.
● Supreme Court directs Gautam Navlakha to pay INR 8 lakhs as cost of deploying police for his house arrest (The Leaflet / April 2023)
● Explainer: As activist Gautam Navlakha is allowed house arrest, what does this actually involve? (Scroll.in / Nov 2022)