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He Won’t Survive Taloja Jail: Varavara Rao’s Kin Plead For Bail Extension

He Won’t Survive Taloja Jail: Varavara Rao’s Kin Plead For Bail Extension

The Quint / by Nikhila Henry

Telugu poet Varavara Rao suffers from umbilical hernia and cataract.
Since he was relieved on bail from Taloja Central Prison in February 2021, Varavara Rao (82), Telugu poet and activist, has been living in a rented house in Malad East, Mumbai with his 72-year-old wife, P Hemalatha.
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Also read: NIA Opposes Extension Of Bail To Varavara Rao, Bombay High Court Extends Time To Surrender Till September 25 (Live Law, Sep 6, 2021)

NIA Court Grants Rona Wilson Temporary Bail for Two Weeks Following Father’s Demise

NIA Court Grants Rona Wilson Temporary Bail for Two Weeks Following Father’s Demise

Live Law / by Live Law News Network

The Special NIA Court has granted temporary bail for two weeks to researcher Rona Wilson, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon- Elgar Parishad Case, following his father’s demise on August 18, 2021.
Special Judge DE Kothalikar directed him to be released on bail between September 13 – 27 on furnishing a PR Bond of Rs 50,000 with 2 sureties.
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NIA court to pass order on bail pleas of accused Rona Wilson, Vernon Gonsalves

NIA court to pass order on bail pleas of accused Rona Wilson, Vernon Gonsalves

NIA court to pass order on bail pleas of accused Rona Wilson, Vernon Gonsalves

07/09/2021

India Today / by Vidya

A special NIA court will pass an order on the bail pleas of the accused Rona Wilson and Vernon Gonsalves in connection to the Elgar-Parishad case.
A special NIA court in Mumbai will be passing an order on the interim bail pleas of accused Rona Wilson and co-accused Vernon Gonsalves in the Elgar Parishad case, on Tuesday.
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NIA opposes activist Rona Wilson’s plea to attend mass after his father’s death

06/09/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The agency claimed that the activist was creating grounds for his release as his father’s last rites had already been performed.
The National Investigation Agency on Monday opposed a petition filed by activist Rona Wilson, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, for interim bail to attend a ceremonial mass after his father’s death, PTI reported.
The agency said that Wilson’s family members could perform the rituals in his absence, The Indian Express reported.
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Bombay HC asks Varavara Rao to surrender before jail officials on September 25

Bombay HC asks Varavara Rao to surrender before jail officials on September 25

10 reasons why NIA has opposed Varavara Rao´s extension plea

07/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed the extension application filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao in the Bombay High Court which has also sought modification of his bail conditions to enable him to reside in Hyderabad.
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Bombay HC asks Varavara Rao to surrender before jail officials on September 25

06/09/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The 81-year-old activist sought extension of bail on medical grounds, but the NIA opposed it saying that his reports did not disclose a ‘major ailment’.
The Bombay High Court on Monday asked poet and activist Varavara Rao to surrender before the Taloja Jail authorities in Navi Mumbai on September 25, The Hindu reported. His bail ended on September 5.
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NIA Opposes Extension Of Bail To Varavara Rao, Bombay High Court Extends Time To Surrender Till September 25

06/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed 81-year-old PV Varavara Rao’s plea to extend his medical bail, saying that his reports don’t disclose a “major ailment” which necessitates the extension of bail or require him to reside at his home in Hyderabad.
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Varavara Rao moves Bombay High Court for extention of bail

06/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed that Rao, who is presently on medical bail, need not surrender till September 25, 2021 when the matter will be heard in detail.
The Bombay High Court on Monday directed that Bhima Koregaon accused Dr. Varavara Rao, who is presently on medical bail, need not surrender till September 25, 2021.
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The Legal Battle of Bhima Koregaon: The story so far

The Legal Battle of Bhima Koregaon: The story so far

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Special NIA Court has listed the pending applications on September 6, 2021
On July 5, 2021, 83-year-old activist and priest Father Stan Swamy passed away in a Mumbai private hospital while in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the riots that took place in Bhima Koregaon post the Elgar Parishad event held on January 2018.
His death highlighted the state of undertrials in the Bhima Koregaon case, most of whom have been awaiting trial for the past three years.
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NIA seeks 2 weeks to reply on pleas of Bharadwaj, Navlakha seeking copies of devices

NIA seeks 2 weeks to reply on pleas of Bharadwaj, Navlakha seeking copies of devices

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Jailed activists Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha had sought cloned copies of the electronic devices that investigators had seized from them
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) told the Bombay High Court on Friday that it will not press for proceeding with framing of charges before the special court in the Elgar Parishad case till the next hearing on pending petitions filed by the accused for cloned copies of electronic devices.
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Also read: Surendra Gadling’s Computer Was Attacked, Incriminating Documents Planted: Arsenal Consulting (The Wire, July 7)

Varavara Rao Approaches Bombay HC For Extension Of Medical Bail & Permission To Reside At Home

Varavara Rao Approaches Bombay HC For Extension Of Medical Bail & Permission To Reside At Home


VV Rao. March 7, 2021

Varavara Rao Approaches Bombay HC For Extension Of Medical Bail & Permission To Reside At Home

03/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

Of the 16 accused arrested in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case, Rao is the only one to be granted temporary bail.
Telugu poet PV Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad caste violence case has approached the Bombay High Court to extend his medical bail and for permission to reside at his home in Telangana.
In his petition, Rao has said he is still ailing and hasn’t flouted a single bail condition; therefore, he was deserving of the reliefs sought.
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No coercive action against Varavara Rao till Sept 6, NIA tells HC

03/09/2021

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

Rao’s wife had approached the HC seeking medical bail for her 84-year-old husband who was kept at Taloja jail with other accused in the Elgar Parishad case
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday assured the Bombay high court (HC) that they would not take coercive action against Elgar Parishad accused P Varavara Rao who was granted bail for a period of six months on February 22.
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Gautam Navlakha asks Bombay HC to move him to house arrest from prison

Gautam Navlakha asks Bombay HC to move him to house arrest from prison

By Live Law (Sep 28, 2021):

#BombayHighCourt adjourns journalist #GautamNavlakha’s plea for house arrest in the BhimaKoregaon – Elgar Parishad Case to October 7, after his counsels seek time to bring additional facts on record and NIA says it will file a reply.


Gautam Navlakha asks Bombay HC to move him to house arrest from prison

02/09/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The 70-year-old activist cited his old age and the need to medically examine a lump on his chest.
Activist Gautam Navlakha, who is in judicial custody in Mumbai’s Taloja prison, on Thursday moved the Bombay High Court seeking to be placed under house arrest instead, reported Live Law.
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Gautam Navlakha Will Be Taken To Tata Memorial Hospital To Examine Chest Lump, Maharashtra Govt Tells Bombay High Court

02/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that they will take Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad case accused Gautam Navlakha to Tata Memorial Centre in Kharghar for investigations regarding a lump in his chest.
A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar was hearing the 70- year-olds plea for house arrest till the trial in the case concludes.
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Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Default Bail Plea Of Eight Accused In Bhima Koregaon

Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Default Bail Plea Of Eight Accused In Bhima Koregaon

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Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Default Bail Plea Of Eight Accused In Bhima Koregaon

02/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved for orders a petition filed by eight accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad caste violence case challenging cognisance of the charge sheet by a sessions judge in Pune and seeking default bail.
The accused have filed the appeal against the Sessions court’s order rejecting the default bail application under Section 167(2) of the Code of of Criminal Procedure read with Section 43-D (2) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
… The HC is likely to pronounce its judgement along a similar plea made co-accused Sudha Bharadwaj, on which order was reserved on August 4.
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HC reserves order on plea by eight accused

01/09/2021

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

The Bombay high court reserved its orders in the petition filed by the eight Elgar Parishad accused who challenged the cognizance taken by the sessions judge of the charge sheet filed by Pune Police in November 2018.
The counsel for the accused argued that as the sessions judge had passed orders and not the special NIA court or a magistrate court as stipulated by the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) under which the accused were booked, the orders passed by the sessions judge were not valid and they were eligible for default bail.
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Bombay HC reserves verdict in plea by 8 accused challenging cognizance taken by Pune Sessions Judge

01/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The eight accused who have moved the Court are Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, P Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict in the plea filed by eight of sixteen accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case challenging the decision of the Pune Sessions Judge to take cognizance of chargesheet against them.
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Also read:
8 accused move Bombay HC; claim chargesheet filed in haste only to defeat their right of bail (Bar & Bench, Aug 23)
Is Cognizance By Pune Sessions Court In Bhima Koregaon Case Void? Bombay High Court Reserves Judgment In Sudha Bharadwaj’s Plea For Default Bail (Live Law, Aug 4)

Rona Wilson Approaches Court For Temporary Bail Following Father’s Demise

Rona Wilson Approaches Court For Temporary Bail Following Father’s Demise

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

Researcher Rona Wilson, accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad caste violence case approached the Special NIA Court on Wednesday seeking temporary bail for two weeks following his father’s demise on August 18, 2021. Wilson’s father passed away at AT Neendakara, Kerala.
He was 84. Wilson had met his father in April 2018, months before his arrest in the case.
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