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NIA court rejects bail plea of Elgar Parishad accused Mahesh Raut

NIA court rejects bail plea of Elgar Parishad accused Mahesh Raut

Hindustan Times / by Vinay Dalvi

It has been alleged that Raut had provided funds for banned organisations and sent some students to the jungle to join the Naxalite movement.
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday rejected the bail application of forest rights activist Mahesh Raut, arrested in the Elgar Parishad case, for allegedly spreading Maoist ideology and encouraging unlawful activities.
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Bombay HC Asks Jesuit Group to File New Plea if They Want Stan Swamy’s Name Cleared

Bombay HC Asks Jesuit Group to File New Plea if They Want Stan Swamy’s Name Cleared


Pic: Mumbai, Sep 2021

Bombay HC Asks Jesuit Group to File New Plea if They Want Stan Swamy’s Name Cleared

25/11/2021

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

Swamy died while his appeal in the high court against the NIA special court’s order denying him bail was pending.
The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked the lawyers of late Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy to file a fresh petition against observations made by a special National Investigation Agency court against him in the Elgar Parishad case.
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HC asks lawyers to file fresh plea against special NIA court’s observations against Stan Swamy

24/11/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

After his death on July 5, Swamy’s lawyers had requested the court to keep pending his appeals against special court orders rejecting his bail pleas on medical grounds and merits.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked late Father Stan Swamy’s lawyers to file fresh independent plea raising grievances pertaining to the observations made against the Jesuit priest by the Special NIA Court while rejecting his bail pleas.
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Bombay High Court Disposes Father Stan Swamy’s Petitions ; Allows Jesuits To Initiate Separate Proceedings

24/11/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

Four and a half months after Father Stan Swamy’s demise, the Bombay High Court has allowed the Jesuits to initiate separateproceedings to clear the odium attached to his name and reputation because of the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad case.
A division bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and Sarang Kotwal disposed of as withdrawn Swamy’s bail appeal and anotherpetition challenging his prosecution under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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Criticism of government, PM Modi not sedition, UAPA: Accused to NIA court

Criticism of government, PM Modi not sedition, UAPA: Accused to NIA court

Criticism of government, PM Modi not sedition, UAPA: Accused to NIA court

24/11/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

Accused Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe had been arrested in 2020 by the NIA for allegedly making inflammatory speeches leading to the riots of Bhima Koregaon in 2018.
Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, have approached the Special Court under the National Investigation Act seeking bail.
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Within my rights to speak against political party, its leader: Elgar Parishad accused in bail plea

24/11/2021

India Today / by Vidya

Two accused in the Elgar Parishad case of 2018 have approached the special court dealing with National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases, seeking bail.
The two, Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe, are alleged to be members of the banned organisation Kabir Kala Manch. They were arrested by the NIA in 2020 and charged with sedition under the Indian Penal Code and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly giving inflammatory performances at the Elgar Parishad event organised in the heart of Pune city, which led to the riots at Bhima Koregaon in 2018.
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Anand Teltumbde Seeks Temporary Bail To Visit Mother After Brother’s Encounter Killing

Anand Teltumbde Seeks Temporary Bail To Visit Mother After Brother’s Encounter Killing

Anand Teltumbde Seeks Temporary Bail To Visit Mother After Brother’s Encounter Killing

23/11/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

Anand Teltumbde, Dalit scholar and accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad case has sought the special NIA court’s permission for temporary bail to visit his 90-year-old mother for 15 days following brother – Milind’s – death in an encounter.
A telephone conversation earlier permitted by the court did not materialise.
Milind, an alleged Maoist leader was killed in an encounter by security personnel in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district along with 26 others.
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Anand Teltumbde moves NIA Court for interim bail after death of brother Milind Teltumbde

23/11/2021

Bar & Bench by Neha Joshi

Milind Teltumbde was among the 26 killed in a recent gun-battle encounter that took place on November 13 this year at Korchi in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.
Accused in Bhima Koregaon case, Anand Teltumbde has moved a Mumbai court seeking interim bail to visit his mother and family, after the recent death of his brother, Milind Teltumbde, who was also a wanted-accused in the 2018 case.
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Bombay High Court Asks Varavara Rao To File Fresh Petition; Extends Time To Surrender Till Dec 2

Bombay High Court Asks Varavara Rao To File Fresh Petition; Extends Time To Surrender Till Dec 2

Bombay HC Asks Varavara Rao To File Fresh Petition for Extension Of Medical Bail; Extends Time To Surrender Till Dec

19/11/2021

Live Law / by Livelaw News Network

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad accused P Varavara Rao to file a fresh petition to extend temporary medical bail granted to him on February 22, 2021 for six months.
The court observed that it could not modify bail conditions imposed by the previous bench, therefore, a new substantive petition would be required. The bench extended Rao’s time to surrender till December 2 in the interim.
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Varavara Rao’s Bail Extended till December 2

19/11/2021

Silverscreen / by Namrata Ganguly

The Bombay High Court has extended the interim bail of Varavara Rao, activist and co-accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, till December 2. This is an extension to his six-month interim bail that was granted in February…
The court will next hear the case on November 29.
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Poet Varavara Rao’s interim medical bail extended till December 2

18/11/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

Owing to Rao’s ill health, his counsel had demanded a bail extension of four months.
Poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, need not surrender to the Taloja Jail authorities until December 2, the Bombay High Court said on Thursday, according to PTI.
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Youngest accused Mahesh Raut and Jyoti Jagtap move special court for bail

Youngest accused Mahesh Raut and Jyoti Jagtap move special court for bail

Youngest accused Mahesh Raut and Jyoti Jagtap move special court for bail

17/11/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

Mahesh Raut and Jyoti Jagtap, two of the youngest accused in the case from 2018 have approached the Mumbai Sessions Court seeking regular bail.
Two of the youngest accused in the Bhima Koregaon case from 2018, Mahesh Raut (34) and Jyoti Jagtap (32), have approached the Mumbai Sessions Court seeking regular bail. This is Jagtap’s first bail application.
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Special NIA court begins hearing bail applications of the youngest accused

17/11/2021

India Today / by Vidya

A Special NIA court began hearing bail applications of two of the youngest accused in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case on Wednesday.
One of the accused in the case, Mahesh Raut has filed a bail plea which was argued by advocate Vijay Hiremath…
Apart from these two accused, Hany Babu, Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe’s bail pleas will also come up for hearing.
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Unable to pay rent, Varavara Rao to shift to an ashram-like facility behind Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat

Unable to pay rent, Varavara Rao to shift to an ashram-like facility behind Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat

India Today / by Vidya

Telugu poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case, told the special NIA court in Mumbai on Tuesday that he was shifting from a high society flat in Mumbai to an ashram-like facility in Bandra as he was unable to afford rent.
Advocate Niraj Yadav, appearing for Rao, said his client would shift to an ashram-like facility which is right behind actor Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow, Mannat.
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Varavara Rao need not surrender before jail officials until November 18, says HC

Varavara Rao need not surrender before jail officials until November 18, says HC

Varavara Rao need not surrender before jail officials until November 18, says HC

27/10/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The court asked the poet-activist to file a separate plea seeking permission to shift from Mumbai to his hometown in Hyderabad.
Poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, need not surrender before the Taloja Jail authorities in Navi Mumbai until November 18, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday, according to PTI.
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HC says Varavara Rao needn’t surrender till Nov 18

26/10/2021

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case who is on interim bail, need not surrender before the Taloja prison authorities until November 18 and adjourned the hearing on a plea filed by him to next month.
Rao, 82, had been granted interim bail for six months on medical grounds by the HC on February 22 this year.
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Also read: Varavara Rao moves Karnataka HC against non-bailable warrant in 2005 case (Gauri Lankesh News, Oct 26, 2021)

Varavara Rao moves Karnataka HC against non-bailable warrant in 2005 case

Varavara Rao moves Karnataka HC against non-bailable warrant in 2005 case

Varavara Rao moves Karnataka HC against non-bailable warrant in 2005 case

26/10/2021

Gauri Lankesh News / by Gauri Lankesh News Desk

A lower court in Madhugiri district of Karnataka has issued summons to Varavara Rao in one of the cases dating back to 2005.
Last week a lower court in Karnataka issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Telugu poet Varavara Rao in connection with the 2005 police massacre case. In response to that his counsel has filed a petition before the Karnataka High Court pleading to set aside warrant.
… The police alleged that the provocative speeches of Rao and Gaddar resulted in the Naxal attack. While 22 persons who were facing similar charges were later acquitted but the case against these two people continued.
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Madhugiri court issue non-bailable warrant against revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

24/10/2021

The New Indian Express / by Espress News Service

The court, in its order on Thursday, has also forfeited the surety bond of Rs 50,000, said his counsel Nagi Reddy.
The fourth additional district and sessions court at Madhugiri in Tumakuru district recently issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against revolutionary poet Varavara Rao for not appearing before it in a case concerning the massacre of six KSRP men by Naxalites on February 6, 2005 at Venkatammanahalli of Pavagada taluk.
… Rao was booked as one of the accused with the charge that his speech in Bengaluru might have also played a role in Naxal retaliation.
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Varavara Rao to move HC on non-bailable warrant

22/10/2021

The Hindu / by Special Correspondent

Additional sessions court in Madhugiri issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) on Thursday to poet-activist Varavara Rao in connection with the Naxal attack case dating back to 2005. It issued the warrant for non-appearance before the court.
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Bombay High Court Grants NIA Time To Respond In Anand Teltumbde’s Bail Appeal

Bombay High Court Grants NIA Time To Respond In Anand Teltumbde’s Bail Appeal

Bombay High Court Grants NIA Time To Respond In Anand Teltumbde’s Bail Appeal

20/10/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted the National Investigation Agency (NIA) two weeks to respond to Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde’s bail appeal.
Teltumbde has filed two petitions; the first is an appeal against the special court’s order rejecting his bail application and the second is a petition challenging the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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Bombay HC asks NIA to respond to Anand Teltumbde’s bail plea in two weeks

20/10/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The activist has filed another petition challenging the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
… The central agency has accused Teltumbde of being the convenor of the Elgaar Parishad conference held on December 31, 2017, that led to Bhima Koregaon violence the next day. It has alleged that the activist was an active member of the CPI (Maoist) and was “deeply involved in furtherance of its furtherance of its agenda.”
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Also read: Anand Teltumbde Moves Bombay High Court Challenging Stringent Bail Conditions & ‘Vague Terminology’ In UAPA (Live Law, Sep 2021)