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Process of giving copies of seized data to defence lawyer begins

Process of giving copies of seized data to defence lawyer begins

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.
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Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

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.“
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Is Torture part of police investigation?

Is Torture part of police investigation?

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.
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Police Raid Father Stan Swamy’s House Again, Take Email, Facebook Details

Police Raid Father Stan Swamy’s House Again, Take Email, Facebook Details


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.
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Bombay HC Finds Nothing Against Navlakha, Extends Protection From Arrest

Bombay HC Finds Nothing Against Navlakha, Extends Protection From Arrest

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.
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PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) in the residence of Father Stan Swamy

PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) in the residence of Father Stan Swamy

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.
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Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy

Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy

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)

Anand Teltumbde gets protection from arrest till July 1

Anand Teltumbde gets protection from arrest till July 1

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.
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What Has Happened A Year After Bhima Koregaon Arrests?

What Has Happened A Year After Bhima Koregaon Arrests?

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.
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