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SC Denies Pre-Arrest Bail To Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde

SC Denies Pre-Arrest Bail To Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde

Live Law / Livelaw News Network

The Supreme Court on Monday denied anticipatory bail to activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the case registered under Unlawful Activities Act alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence.
A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah dismissed the special leave petitions filed by them challenging the February 15 judgments of Bombay High Court which denied them pre-arrest bail on the finding that a prima Facie case was made out agaonst them based on materials on record.
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SC REJECTS ANTICIPATORY BAIL PLEAS OF NAVLAKHA, TELTUMBDE

16/03/2020

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M.R. Shah asked both the activists to surrender within three weeks.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of civil rights activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
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Rona Wilson’s hard disk contained malware that allowed remote access

Rona Wilson’s hard disk contained malware that allowed remote access

The Caravan / by Martand Kaushik and Anjeneya Sivan

On 17 April 2018, the Pune Police raided the Delhi home of Rona Wilson, a noted prison-rights activist, and arrested him for his alleged role in the violence at the Bhima Koregaon memorial in January that year. A few months later, the police claimed that it had found a letter on the hard disk of Wilson’s computer that contained details of a “naxal” plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “overthrow the government.”
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Elgar Parishad accused lodged in Pune’s Yerawada Central jail relocated to Mumbai

Elgar Parishad accused lodged in Pune’s Yerawada Central jail relocated to Mumbai

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

The nine lawyers and activists arrested were transferred from the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune to Arthur road jail and Byculla jail in Mumbai.
Days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe of the Elgar Parishad case, the nine lawyers and activists arrested were transferred from the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune to Arthur road jail and Byculla jail in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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ACUSED SHIFTED FROM PUNE JAIL TO MUMBAI AFTER TRANSFER OF CASE TO NIA COURT

27/02/2020

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The court that allowed the transfer of the case from Pune had said the accused should be produced before the NIA court in Mumbai by February 28.
The accused in the Elgar Parishad case were shifted from a prison in Pune to Mumbai on Wednesday, days after the National Investigation Agency took over the inquiry, PTI reported.
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Uddhav government to set up SIT, says minister

Uddhav government to set up SIT, says minister

The New Indian Express / by PTI

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil said the state government can carry out an independent inquiry in the Elgar Parishad case despite the probe being taken over the by the NIA.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said the previous government in the state termed those opposed to their policies as ‘urban Naxals’ and foisted cases against intellectuals, poets and thinkers.
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Deshmukh: Pune cops connected to case will be quizzed if they were under pressure from top

Deshmukh: Pune cops connected to case will be quizzed if they were under pressure from top

The Indian Express / by Manoj Dattatrye More

State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said all top Pune police officials connected to the Elgaar Parishad case will be questioned. “We will question all top Pune police officials in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case, to find the truth behind registering the case against activists…,” Deshmukh told The Indian Express when asked about the repeated criticism of Pune police by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
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Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Huffpost / by Pavan Dahat

The Maharashtra government’s flip-flop over giving the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency suggests Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a lot of hide in this case.
Pune: The Maharashtra government refused to hand over the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency, until it did. The state home ministry under the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)’s Anil Deshmukh was opposed to the NIA, but the Shiv Sena Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wasn’t.
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Maharashtra Govt to Set Up a SIT, Conduct Parallel Probe

Maharashtra Govt to Set Up a SIT, Conduct Parallel Probe


Drawing by Arun Ferreira

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

The decision comes days after the National Investigation Agency took over the case in which nine human rights activists and lawyers have been incarcerated for over 20 months.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra state home department will soon be setting up a special investigation team headed by senior IPS officials to investigate the ‘urban naxal’ case. The decision comes days after the National Investigation Agency took over the case in which nine human rights activists and lawyers have been incarcerated for over 20 months.
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No ‘Love Jihad’, no ‘tukde tukde gang’ says govt

No ‘Love Jihad’, no ‘tukde tukde gang’ says govt


Pic: MRSD

The News Minute / by Ragamalika Karthikeyan

On paper, this government wants us to believe that everything is hunky-dory and going as per the Constitution of India. But what’s ‘on paper’ in the narrow sense hardly matters, in reality. And that’s why, whatever they might put ‘on paper’ should not be a celebration of victory.
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Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra

Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra


Pic: MRSD, Dec 2018

The Wire / by Prem Shankar Jha

A two decade-long history of using false allegations, faked evidence, videos and news to manipulate public sentiment proves that the BJP will stop at nothing to ensure its return to power.
At first sight, the Centre’s decision to whisk the case against nine well known and respected civil rights activists, of inciting rebellion against the Indian State at the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle on January 1, 2018, and give it to the National Investigation Agency looks like another high-handed act by a government that has shown little regard for the Constitution, the law, and due process so far.
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Ex-Judge Mulls Moving Court on Centre’s NIA Move

Ex-Judge Mulls Moving Court on Centre’s NIA Move


Cartoon, 2018 documented by MRSD

The Wire / by PTI

Pune: A former Bombay high court judge, who was one of the organisers of the Elgar Parishad conclave, an event that allegedly triggered caste violence in Koregaon-Bhima, on Monday said an National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe was not needed in the matter and warned of legal action against the Centre’s move.
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