Activist Sudha Bharadwaj (58), currently lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla Women’s jail – where an inmate had tested positive for Covid-19 last month – had sought temporary bail before the special court on medical grounds in view of the pandemic. The plea was rejected by the court. Read more
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved an application to once again obtain the custody of civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha who was arrested in the Elgar Parishad case after he surrendered at the agency’s Delhi office on April 14…
Meanwhile, Navlakha has sought bail as the agency has failed to file a charge sheet within 90 days. Read more
Gautam Navlakha’s petitions are scheduled for hearing on June 26, 2020.
Special court hears Varavara Rao´s and Shoma Sen´s bail plea
Court Updates June 19: Hearing for VV Rao’s Bail Application further extended to 26 June. For Shoma Sen the court has granted permission to the lawyers to speak to her over a whatsapp call for 10 minutes to better understand her health condition. The court has scheduled the hearing for Sen’s plea on June 26 as well.
SPECIAL COURT HEARS VARAVARA RAO’S INTERIM BAIL PLEA
Hindustan Times / by Charul Shah
Veteran Telugu poet P Varavara Rao’s plea for interim bail was heard on Friday by the special judge, almost a month after Rao moved the special court seeking interim bail on May 15 … Meanwhile lawyers for Dr Shoma Sen obtained permission to speak to her through video call before making submissions on the interim bail filed for her. Read more
Accused Take Devendra Fadnavis, Two Hindutva Leaders to Court/ Challenging case transfer to NIA [Read Petition]
The activists, Surendra Gadling and Sudhir Dhawale, have also sought response from the NIA for taking over the case 600 days after the Pune police’s investigation began.
Mumbai: After spending close to 750 days in jail, human rights activist Surendra Gadling and anti-caste activist and poet Sudhir Dhawale have challenged the state’s narrative of holding them and nine other human rights activists and lawyers in the prison and accusing them of being “urban Naxals”. Read more
ACCUSED CHALLENGE TRANSFER OF INVESTIGATION TO NIA [Read Petition]
Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap
Advocate Surendra Gadling and Activist Sudhir Dhawale, both accused of having maoist links and inciting the caste based violence that took place at at Koregaon Bhima on January 1, 2018 have filed a writ petition challenging the order of transfer of investigation in the case from Pune police to the National Investigation Agency passed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Read more Read petition here
PETITION FILED IN BOMBAY HIGH COURT CHALLENGING TRANSFER OF CASE INVESTIGATION TO NIA
The Leaflet / by Ujjaini Chatterji
A Writ Petition has been filed before the High Court of Maharashtra at Bombay, challenging the transfer of the investigation for Bhima Koregaon and Elgar Parishad cases, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The Petitioners in the writ are Advocate Surendra Gadling, prominent lawyer who is famous for his court craft and immense knowledge of criminal law, and Sudhir Dhawale, a freelance journalist and anti-caste activist. Both of them are presently lodged in the Taloja Central jail for their alleged involvement in the case. Read more
SC Defers Hearing On NIA Petition Against Gautam Navlakha
The Supreme Court has today asked the National Investigation Agency to provide Gautam Navlakha’s Counsel with a copy of its petition, while adjourning the matter till July 6. The interim order of the Court ordering stay on the Delhi High Court’s order will continue till then. Read more
Nagpur: The Gadchiroli sessions court has rejected the bail application of alleged Maoist Varavara Rao in the case of 39 trucks being burned by Naxalites on December 23, 2016. The 81-year-old applied for bail on the grounds of old age due to which he was a high risk for Covid-19 virus. He is currently in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai. Read more
Update (June 12) regarding other bail hearing before special NIA Court By Stand With Anand: Today judge and medical reports from Taloja jail & hospital were there. Time has been required by court to go through. Bail hearing is postponed to next Friday, 19 June.
A special court on Friday directed Byculla jail authorities to submit, on June 19, the medical reports of professor Shoma Sen (61), an accused in the Elgaar Parishad case who is seeking interim medical bail. Read more
Update (June 12) by Stand With Anand: Today judge and medical reports from Taloja jail & hospital were there. Time has been required by court to go through.
Bail hearing is postponed to next Friday, 19 June.
NIA court adjourns bail plea hearing of Varavara Rao
The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday adjourned the plea hearing of Telugu poet P Varavara Rao to June 10, as prison authorities at Taloja jail have not submitted his medical reports. Read more
UPDATE (June 10): Poet Varavara Rao’s bail application hearing has been postponed to 12th of June due to unavailability of the judge today.
Unwilling to Give Delhi High Court Details of Navlakha’s ‘Hasty Transfer’, NIA Gets SC Stay
After failing to raise jurisdictional issues earlier and undertaking to submit an affidavit on its handling of the matter, the government now says a single judge of the Delhi high court has no locus to hear a plea for interim bail under the NIA Act.
New Delhi: In a move that pits one constitutional court against another, the National Investigation Agency on Tuesday chose to rush to the Supreme Court for a stay rather than comply with an order by Justice Anup Bhambhani of the Delhi high court asking for the complete record of the process it had followed in moving Gautam Navlakha to Mumbai in a “frantic hurry”. Read more
JJ hospital submits Elgar accused poet’s health report in Court
MUMBAI: State-run J J Hospital on Tuesday submitted a report on the health condition of Elgar Parishad accused, poet and activist, P Varavara Rao (81) before the special court hearing his plea for interim bail. Read more