The Indian Express / by Express News Service
The first application was filed by the defence lawyer in December 2018. Then, in March, defence lawyers again filed an application seeking the cloned copies of the digital information, under Section 207 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal Mumbai
`If we want democracy to function as per Constitution political prisoners must be released’
All nine activists arrested and booked for cases related to the Bhima Koregaon violence have written to Maharashtra’s Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao appealing, “if we really want democracy to function as per the Indian Constitution then all political prisoners should be released.“
The Times of India / by TNN
PUNE: A special UAPA court on Monday directed the forensic science expert to prepare images of cloned copies of the electronic evidence seized in the in the Elgar Parishad case on June 21.
Counter Currents / by Stan Swamy
… Several intellectuals, artists, writers, journalists, legal professionals, poets, dalit & adivasi rights activists, human rights activists have now become suspects in the eyes of the ruling class. They are now invariably called ‘maoists’, ‘naxals’, ‘urban naxals’ etc. Cases, including serious cases such as Unlawful Activities Prevention Act [UAPA], Sedition have been foisted on them. Several of them have already been jailed, others are being harassed with raids on their work places and residences.
Image Courtesy: Twitter/B.B. Choudhary
The Wire / By The Wire Staff
The nature of the latest raid closely mimics that of the first one on the priest’s house on August 28, 2018.
An eight-member team of the Pune city police raided the Ranchi residence of rights activist Father Stan Swamy in the early hours of June 12, the second such abrupt raid on the 83-year-old’s house since August 2018.
The Wire / By PTI
A division bench was hearing a petition filed by Navlakha seeking to quash the case lodged against him by Pune police in connection the the violence at Bhima Koregaon in December 2017.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday observed that it prima facie found nothing against civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha, who is accused of having Maoist links.
CGbasket / By PUCL
PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) by Maharashtra – Pune police in the residence of 83 year old Father Stan Swamy at Bagaicha Campus in Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Maharashtra police allegedly conducted the raid and search without obtaining judicial search warrant and seized his computer’s hard disk, internet modem and other storage devices and forced him to give his gmail and Facebook passwords.
By Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha
Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy and arrest of other human rights activists.
Though perplexed by the repeated raids, Stan says that he is ready for any investigation as per due legal process. He also endorses Mahasabha’s statement against the raid.
Read full statement (Raid_Jun12)
The Hindu / By Sonam Saigal
The Bombay High Court on Friday extended protection from arrest for Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case till July 1.
A single-judge Bench of Justice Revati Mohitedere was hearing a petition filed by Mr. Teltumbde seeking anticipatory bail in the case through senior counsel Mihir Desai.
Live Law / By Manu Sebastian
While the investigation in the FIR against Dalit activists witnessed high action, with country wide hound for academic-activists and dramatic press conferences, similar zeal is palpably missing in the other FIR against right-wing outfits. It was exactly a year ago that the Pune police arrested five activists for alleged Maoist links in the Bhima-Koregaon case.