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SC Sets Aside Delhi HC Order Calling For NIA Records Of Gautam Navlakha’s Transfer

SC Sets Aside Delhi HC Order Calling For NIA Records Of Gautam Navlakha’s Transfer

Livelaw / by Radhika Roy

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside the May 27 order passed by the Delhi High Court which had directed the National Investigation Agency to produce the records pertaining to the production warrant issued for the transfer of Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai.
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SC SETS ASIDE DELHI HC ORDER CALLING FOR NAVLAKHA´S RECORDS, EXPUNGES REMARKS AGAINST NIA

National Herald / by National Herald Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside the order passed by the Delhi High Court calling for an affidavit from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) over Gautam Navlakha’s shift from Delhi to Mumbai. The court also directed that the remarks made by the Delhi High Court against the NIA be expunged from the order, legal news website BarandBench.com has reported.
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With no new evidence, NIA relies on Pune police case to oppose bail to Bhima-Koregaon accused

With no new evidence, NIA relies on Pune police case to oppose bail to Bhima-Koregaon accused

The Print / by Bhardra Sinha

NIA affidavits opposing the bail petitions of rights activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao and Shoma Sen had content similar to Pune Police’s findings in 2018 & 2019.
New Delhi: Six months after the National Investigative Agency (NIA) took over the probe in the Bhima-Koregaon violence, it does not seem to have made much headway in its investigation
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No interim bail for Sen, court says suffering from ‘some diseases’ not ground for release

No interim bail for Sen, court says suffering from ‘some diseases’ not ground for release

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Sen, lodged in Byculla Women’s Jail, had filed an interim bail plea on medical grounds stating that she has a history of hypertension, osteoarthritis and other ailments which make her vulnerable to coronavirus.
In the detailed order rejecting interim bail to 62-year-old academic Shoma Sen a special court on Friday said the mere fact that she is suffering from “some diseases” cannot be a ground for release on interim bail.
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+++ Shoma Sen may now proceed to Bombay High Court +++

NIA opposes Sudha Bharadwaj´s bail plea [read NIA reply]

NIA opposes Sudha Bharadwaj´s bail plea [read NIA reply]

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has filed an affidavit challenging the bail application filed by lawyer and former professor Sudha Bharadwaj in the Elgaar Parishad case, at the Bombay High Court. It argues that she is “taking undue benefit” of the Covid-19 pandemic in seeking interim bail on medical grounds.
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NIA OPPOSES INTERIM BAIL SOUGHT BY SUDHA BHARADWAJ ON MEDIACL GROUNDS

01/07/2020

LiveLaw / by Nitish Kashyap

The National Investigation Agency filed an affidavit before the Bombay High Court on Friday, June 26, opposing the bail plea of advocate and activist Sudha Bharadwaj contending that the accused is trying to take undue advantage of the current situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and seeking bail on medical grounds.
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ON BHARADWAJ´S BAIL PLEA, NIA SAID – TAKING UNDUE BENEFIT OF PANDEMIC

01/07/2020

The Indian Express/ by Express News Service

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) last week opposed the bail application of lawyer and former professor Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case, before the special NIA court stating that she is “taking undue benefit” of the Covid-19 pandemic in seeking interim bail on medical grounds … The matter was listed on Tuesday but did not come up for hearing.
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Revolutionary Writer Varavara Rao Health Condition Turns Critical In Taloja Prison

Revolutionary Writer Varavara Rao Health Condition Turns Critical In Taloja Prison

Sakshi Post / by Sakshi Post

HYDERABAD: Telangana’s revolutionary writer and the leader of the Revolutionary Writers’ Association Varavara Rao (79) health condition turns critical, officials of Taloja prison informed his wife P. Hemalata Rao over a call on his health condition.
Maharashtra’s Taloja Prison officials informed that he is being treated at the hospital.
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Socialist Party (India) Demands the Immediate Release of Varavara Rao

Socialist Party (India) Demands the Immediate Release of Varavara Rao

By Socialist Party (India)

… Mr Rao is now 80 years old. He recently developed major health complications because of which he has had to be hospitalised. His continued imprisonment under such circumstances, as well as in the face of the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, is unacceptable. Socialist Party (India) demands that Varavara Rao be released and all charges against him dropped immediately.
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Another Birthday In Jail For Youngest Bhima-Koregaon Accused

Another Birthday In Jail For Youngest Bhima-Koregaon Accused

Article 14 / by Chitrangada Choudhury

Adivasi rights defender, a former fellow of a prestigious prime ministerial programme, and son of a police official, Mahesh Raut is the youngest of the ‘Bhima-Koregaon 11’, accused of spreading Maoist ideology and encouraging ‘unlawful activities’. He’s been in jail without trial for two years.
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When Jail, not Bail, rules in a Pandemic

When Jail, not Bail, rules in a Pandemic

The Lefaflet / by Nilima Dutta & Susan Abraham

The pandemic is worse showcased in the treatment meted to undertrials in our prisons. Despite guidelines directing granting of bail to undertrials with medical conditions and seniority in age, the courts have refused to grant bail to the accused in Bhima Koregaon activists. The authors here note the glaring blindness in the orders of the court denying bail, the dangers to Mr Varavara Rao and Ms Shoma Sen’s health in prison, and the blatant disregard for established principles of law.
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R Thapar, Others Urge Uddhav Thackeray to Move Arrested Rights Activists Out of Jails

R Thapar, Others Urge Uddhav Thackeray to Move Arrested Rights Activists Out of Jails

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

New Delhi: Five renowned public intellectuals – Romila Thapar, Prabhat Patnaik, Devaki Jain, Maja Daruwala and Satish Deshpande – have written to the chief minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, asking that the 11 rights activists who have been arrested in the Elgar Parishad case be moved to house arrest in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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LETTER TO THE HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISER OF THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA

26/06/2020

Documented by Indian Cultural Forum

The Honourable Chief Minister of the State of Maharashtra
Mantralaya, Mumbai.
25 June 2020

Respected Chief Minister,

We are the five petitioners who had approached the Supreme Court regarding the so-called ‘Bhima Koregaon case’ in September 2018, requesting that if the charges against the accused were persisted with, then there should be a Court-monitored probe into the matter (Romila Thapar & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors., Writ Petition 32319 of 2018). However, our petition was rejected by the Court through a majority 2-1 verdict.
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