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JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

The Jharkand Janadhikar Morcha (JJM) has condemned the incessant harassment of human rights defender, Stan Swamy by the Jharkand police
On October 21, a team of Khunti police attached the belongings of 83-year old Stan Swamy, a well-known activist of Jharkhand, from his residence at the Bagaicha campus in Namkum, near Ranchi.
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Court can’t take cognisance of seized e-data now: Activists

Court can’t take cognisance of seized e-data now: Activists

The Times of India / by Vishwas Kothari

Pune: Defence lawyer Shahid Akhtar and activist-accused Surendra Gadling argued on Friday that the special UAPA court cannot draw any presumption about the authenticity and integrity of the electronic evidence the city police seized in the Elgar Parishad case, before recording of evidence during the trial.
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State: Probe to unearth deep-rooted conspiracy

State: Probe to unearth deep-rooted conspiracy

The Times of India / by Vishwas Kothari

Pune: District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar, while initiating her counter-submissions to the bail pleas, argued that the Supreme Court and the Bombay high court had concluded in successive rulings since the September 28, 2018, judgment in the Romila Thapar petition that the ongoing investigation was to unearth a deep-rooted conspiracy that went beyond Elgar Parishad and the subsequent caste clashes at Koregaon Bhima.
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Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by Bombay High Court

Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by Bombay High Court

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

After the Special Court in Pune rejected the bail applications of Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj and Vernon Gonsalves, the Bombay High Court upheld the same and rejected their bail pleas, giving a major blow to the case of social activists, who have argued that they had no direct connection with the Elgar Parishad which took place in Pune in January 2018. While the perpetrators of the violence remain at large, the apparent “instigators” of the attack languish in jails.
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Reasons Cited By Bombay HC For Denial Of Bail To Activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira [Read Judgment]

Reasons Cited By Bombay HC For Denial Of Bail To Activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira [Read Judgment]

Livelaw.in / by Nitish Kshyap

Rejecting bail applications by activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, Justice SV Kotwal observed that there was prima facie evidence that all three-applicant accused were active members of CPI(Maoist), a banned organisation, which attracts Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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Activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest extended by 4 weeks

Activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest extended by 4 weeks

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Supreme Court also granted Navlakha permission to approach an appropriate court for pre-arrest bail.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon case, Bar and Bench reported. It also granted Navlakha permission to approach an appropriate court seeking pre-arrest bail.
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Bombay HC rejects bail plea of Sudha Bhardwaj, two others

Bombay HC rejects bail plea of Sudha Bhardwaj, two others

The Indian Express / by Express Web Desk

The Bombay High Court Tuesday rejected the bail application of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case for their alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist.
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Yet another judge starts hearing Elgar Parishad accused activists’ bail in Pune

Yet another judge starts hearing Elgar Parishad accused activists’ bail in Pune

Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

The arguments of bail in the Elgar Parishad case have commenced for the third time in the court of Additional Sessions Judge SR Navandar as he took over charge from Additional Sessions Judge Ravindra Pande
Nine activists have been in jail over allegations of links with CPI(M) and involvement in Elgar Parishad and the protests in Bhima Koregaon. The case has been heard by three judges so far. Every time a judge is changed, the bail hearings begin from scratch.
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