The application filed by Teltumbde challenged the special Court order and said that the extension was granted without following norms under Section 43 (D) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and therefore should be quashed and set aside.
Activist Anand Teltumbde, lodged in Taloja jail in connection with the probe into the Elgaar Parishad case, moved the Bombay High Court Friday against the July 12 order of the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court that allowed extension of his detention for another 90 days. Read more
Maharashtra jails, hospitals: Iron curtain on Covid-19 ‘violates’ right to life, says PUCL
In first of the “Lockdown on Civil Liberties” series, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), has pointed towards how many of the convicted prisoners in Maharashtra whose parole is depended on the prison authorities managed to get paroled as some of the prison authorities were keen to remove congestion amidst Covid-19 onslaught. However, undertrials, many them human rights activists and scholars, charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), failed to get bail even on pure humanitarian grounds. Read more
Report: Lockdown on Civil Liberties I – A PUCL (Maharashtra) series
By PUCL (Maharashtra)
The Lockdown on Civil Liberties Series The lockdown and attendant issues have led to major violations of civil liberties and human rights… In this context the PUCL Maharashtra has decided to bring out various segmantwise reports to record the impact. While some of the reports like the present one focuses on Maharashtra others deal with all India situation. Read full report
Why is Right to Health denied to political dissidents?
The callousness with which these political dissidents are being treated goes against the Supreme Court’s directive, given right at the beginning of the lockdown.
The last few days have shown that the Right to Health, defined by the Supreme Court in more than one judgment as an integral part of the Right to Life, is being denied to the jailed intellectuals awaiting trial in the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more
Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case
Mumbai: A special NIA court on Friday allowed Elgar Parishad case accused, scholar and activist Anand Teltumbde (68), to have a medical check-up. Read more
Bombay HC disposes of Vernon Gonsalves, Anand Teltumbde’s petition for Covid-19 test
Hindustan Times / by K A Y Dodhiya
Vernon Gonsalves and Anand Teltumbde had moved the petition for getting themselves tested for Covid-19 after Telugu poet and co-accusedin the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case , P Vara Vara Rao tested positive for Covid-19. Read more
Bombay HC to state: Provide medical reports of Bharadwaj, Teltumbde, Gonsalves
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to provide copies of the latest medical reports of Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde and Vernon Gonsalves, accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, to their families, lawyers and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) before the next hearing on August 28…
The next hearing of the case will be on Friday. Read more
Copy paste mistake with Teltumbde’s medical reports, say jail officials
Prison officials submitted a “corrected” medical report of Dr Anand Teltumbde, in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, 21 days after it was found that vitals in his document were identical to co-accused Mahesh Raut’s report. The two have a 37-year age gap. Read more
Bombay HC hearings of Rao, Raut, Gonsalves, Teltumbde & Bharadwaj adjourned
+++ Bombay HC Justice Sadhna Jadhav, who is heading a division bench with Justice NJ Jamdar, today recused from hearing all petitions, appeal listed before her filed by Bbhima Koregaon accused VV Rao, Mahesh Raut, Vernon Gonsalves, Anand Teltumbde & Sudha Bharadwaj +++
With Hany Babu’s arrest, 4 academics now in custody in Bhima Koregaon violence case
Hany Babu & 11 others are accused of attending the Elgar Parishad, which allegedly triggered violence in Bhima Koregaon on 1 January 2018 …
Babu is the fourth academic arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case — all four have been trenchant critics of the Modi government. Read more
State to re-verify after medical reports of Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut show identical details
Vijay Hiremath had pointed out that the health parameters mentioned on Mahesh Raut’s report were identical to the medical report of activist Anand Teltumbde (68), a co-accused in the case, who is also lodged in the Taloja jail. Read more
HC wants to know how Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut have same BP, pulse and O2 levels, weight, height in jail reports
Mumbai Mirror / by Sharmeen Hakim
HC seeks explanation after Taloja jail’s medical reports say hey are also identical in height, weight.
The Bombay High Court has sought an explanation from Taloja Prison officials following revelations that certain portions of academic Anand Teltumbde and activist Mahesh Raut’s medical reports, both accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, are exactly the same. The two approached the HC after co-accused Telugu poet Varavara Rao tested positive for the coronavirus last month. Read more