Navlakha has been sent to judicial custody and will be lodged at Taloja jail near Mumbai. The Wire has reported that an inmate recently died there of COVID-19.
New Delhi/Mumbai: In a move that took his lawyers and family by surprise, the noted civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha was shifted by the National Investigation Agency from Delhi to Mumbai on Monday and remanded to judicial custody by a special NIA court till June 22. Read more
NIA opposes interim bail plea of Shoma Sen, Varavara Rao and Sudha Bhardwaj
The three accused have moved the special court separately for interim bail on the ground of the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in prison, and have expressed concerns about contracting SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease.
The National Investigating Agency (NIA), which has been probing the Elgar Parishad case since January, has opposed the plea for interim bail filed by the accused activists Dr Shoma Sen, Vara Vara Rao, and Sudha Bhardwaj. … The next hearing will be held on May 28. Read more
GUIDELINES TO FREE INMATES ON TEMPORARY BAIL NOT APPLICABLE TO ACCUSED: NIA
The Indian Express / by Express News Service
The high-powered committee, which was constituted to decongest jails in the state, has recommended the release of all undertrials with exceptions, including those facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The Elgaar Parishad accused are booked under UAPA. It has, however, left it to such accused to file for interim bail to be considered on medical grounds or circumstances of the case by the courts. Read more
Sudha Bharadwaj and Shoma Sen are in COVID-19 affected Byculla women’s jail.
Varavara Rao is currently lodged at COVID-19 affected Taloja jail.
Judicial custody of Anand Teltumbde extended till June 5
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday extended the judicial custody of Anand Teltumbde, an engineer and Indian Institute of Management graduate who used to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), arrested by the agency on April 14 in connection with the Elghar Parishad case, till June 5. Read more
The Delhi High Court on Friday, 22 May, issued notice in the interim bail plea filed by human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, who is in the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with his alleged role in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Justice Anup J Bhambhani has directed the NIA to respond to the bail plea by the next date of hearing, which has been set as 27 May. Read more
Mumbai Police Quiz Jailed Activist’s Family About His Whereabouts
On 11 May 2020, two police officials with the Mumbai Crime Branch reportedly paid a visit to social activist Vernon Gonsalves’s home, with the intent of finding out Gonsalves’s whereabouts. They questioned his wife, Susan Abraham, who is also an advocate and his son Sagar. Read more
The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday extended judicial custody of activist Dr Anand Teltumbde, who was arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad case, till May 22. The court has also asked the prison authorities to submit a report on the medical treatment given to him by May 15. Read more
The probe by NIA also focuses on student leaders in various universities and non-government organizations that extended support to the activists.
… the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has started looking at whether the 11 activists arrested in the case were involved in raising funds (for anti-national activities), brainwashing educated youth in urban centres, made international visits to get support from different organizations abroad, launched misinformation campaigns against the government, and met with overground Maoist leaders, two officials familiar with development told HT. Read more
NIA Court Extends Anand Teltumbde’s Judicial Custody Till May 8
A Special court in Mumbai on Saturday rejected the bail application filed by academician and scholar Anand Teltumbde and remanded him to judicial custody till May 8. The 70-year-old Teltumbde is accused of having Maoist links and inciting the caste based violence which took place on January 1, 2018, in relation to the Bhima Koregaon incident. Read more
COURT RECECTS TELTUMBDE’S TEMPORARY BAIL PLEA
The Indian Express / by Sadaf Modak
Teltumbde through his lawyers had moved a plea seeking temporary citing the Covid-19 outbreak and his susceptibility to it due to his health condition. The NIA, however, opposed the plea stating that the offence was serious. Read more
COURT DENIES TEMOPORARY BAIL
TO ANAND TELTUMBDE; SENDS HIM TO TALOJA JAIL
Free Press Journal / by Bhavna Uchil
A special court in the city rejected the temporary bail plea on medical grounds filed by academic and activist Anand Teltumbde accused in the Elgar Parishad – Bhima Koregaon case and sent him to judicial custody to Taloja jail. Read more
The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on April 18 extended police custody of Professor Anand Teltumbde for 7 more days. Both, Professor Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha have been arrested in what is now famously being referred to as the Bhima Koregaon conspiracy case. Read more