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Court rejects bail pleas of Shoma Sen and Varavara Rao

Court rejects bail pleas of Shoma Sen and Varavara Rao

Drawing bei Arun Ferreira

The Free Press Journal / by Bhavna Uchil

A special court on Tuesday rejected the temporary bail pleas filed by civil activists Shoma Sen and Varavara Rao – accused in the Elgar Parishad case, on the grounds of the coronavirus pandemic.
Special NIA judge RR Bhosale observed while rejecting the bail pleas that the charges against the accused under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) are serious and the UAPA was not covered under the government notification for release of prisoners.
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Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen file for bail on medical grounds citing coronavirus outbreak

Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen file for bail on medical grounds citing coronavirus outbreak

The Indian Express / by Sadaf Modak

Others seek directions to jail authorities for permission to talk on phone since prison visits are stopped.
Citing the spread of coronavirus, poet P Varavara Rao and retired professor Shoma Sen, among the nine persons accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, have sought temporary bail on medical grounds from a special court. The court Monday heard the arguments on their bail pleas. An order in the matter is likely to be passed Tuesday.
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ACTIVISTS SAY THEY ARE VULNERABLE TO COVID-19

31/03/2020

Mumbai Mirror / by David Delima

While Varavara Rao says he has respiratory problems, Shoma Sen says she has high blood pressure; a special court to pass order today … Activist and lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, who has been in jail since August 2018, had also filed an application for bail, but the National Investigation Agency stated it had not received a copy of her application.
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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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SC Extends Interim Protection From Arrest to Navlakha, Teltumbde

SC Extends Interim Protection From Arrest to Navlakha, Teltumbde

The Wire / by PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday extended till March 16 protection from arrest granted to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon case.
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee said it would hear on March 16 the appeals filed by Navlakha and Teltumbde against the last month’s order of the Bombay High Court rejecting their anticipatory bail pleas.
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3 of 9 Elgar accused produced before NIA Court want to fight own case

3 of 9 Elgar accused produced before NIA Court want to fight own case

Times of India / by Rebecca Samervel

MUMBAI: The nine people arrested in the Elgar Parishad case were produced before the special NIA court here for the first time on Friday …
Ferreira, Gonsalves and Gadling submitted before judge D E Kothalikar that they were lawyers and would represent themselves in court.
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9 accused sent to judicial custody till March 13

9 accused sent to judicial custody till March 13

Drawing by Arun Ferreira

Hindustan Times / by Charul Shah

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday remanded nine people accused in the Elgar Parishad case in judicial custody till March 13.
The nine accused in the case – Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Shoma Sen and Vernon Gonsalves – were produced the special judge, DE Kothalikar, on Friday.
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Special NIA court begins hearing of Elgar Parishad case

Special NIA court begins hearing of Elgar Parishad case

India Today / by Vidya

A special NIA court heard the Elgar Parishad case for the first time on Friday, a day after the accused were moved from Pune to Mumbai.
Individuals accused in the Elgar Parishad case were produced before a special NIA court in Mumbai on Friday. Initially investigated by Pune City Police, the case was recently handed over to the central agency amidst protests by political parties like the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). All of the accused had been shifted to a Mumbai jail from Pune prior to the court hearing.
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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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Case Transferred to Special NIA Court Mumbai From Pune

Case Transferred to Special NIA Court Mumbai From Pune

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

The Additional Sessions Court, Pune on Friday allowed National Investigation Agency’s application seeking transfer of the trial in Bhima Koregaon case to Special NIA Court Mumbai.
Firstly, the Central Government passed an order on January 24, 2020 directing NIA to take up the investigation in the case. Pursuant to this, NIA filed an application before the trial court.
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