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Taloja prison authorities not complying with order allowing computer use, court told

Taloja prison authorities not complying with order allowing computer use, court told

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

The accused, Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferreira, were permitted by the court on January 23 to use computers twice a week and software to view documents submitted by the National Investigation Agency as evidence.
Nearly three months after a special court directed authorities at Taloja Central Prison to permit two accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, who are lawyers representing themselves, use of computers twice a week and necessary software to view evidence, they informed the court on Thursday that prison officials had not complied with the order.
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Also read:
Provide access to computer, court tells jail authorities on plea made by Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferreira (The Indian Express / Jan 2023)
Punished without trial: How India’s political prisoners are being denied basic rights in jail (Scroll.in / Aug 2022)

Supreme Court reserves its judgment on bail pleas by Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira

Supreme Court reserves its judgment on bail pleas by Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira

Supreme Court reserves its judgment on bail pleas by Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira

04/03/2023

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

Senior advocate Rebecca M. John, representing Gonsalves, highlighted the commonality between Dr. Teltumbde’s grant of bail by the Bombay high court last year and the evidence in the present case to draw the claim of parity with the high court’s bail order.
On Friday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia, reserved its judgment on the bail applications of trade unionist, activist and academic Vernon Gonsalves, and activist and lawyer Arun Ferreira for the grant of regular bail. Gonsalves and Ferreira have filed bail applications at the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Bombay High Court dated October 15, 2019, rejecting their bail pleas.
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Supreme Court Reserves Verdict In Bail Pleas Of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira

03/03/2023

Live Law / by Awstika Das

The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on the bail applications of Bhima Koregaon-accused and activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, both of whom have been lodged in jail since August 2018 for alleged offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967…
Gonsalves and Ferreira have approached the Supreme Court against a December 2021 order by which the Bombay High Court denied them default bail, even as the same benefit was granted to another co-accused, Sudha Bharadwaj. Even though this order was questioned in a subsequent review petition preferred by the two petitioners, the high court, in May of last year, refused to grant them relief.
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Supreme Court reserves verdict on bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira

03/03/2023

Bar & Bench / by Abhimanyu Hazarika

The NIA opposed the bail plea stating that long period in custody cannot be a ground to show leniency to terror-accused.
The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on the bail applications filed by two accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira [Vernon vs State of Maharashtra and anr].
A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia concluded hearing arguments today, and reserved its order.
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Also read:
Why the letter about a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type’ assassination plot to kill Modi is fake (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jun 2018)
Why peoples’ coalitions are uniting against Hindutva — the ‘new Peshwai’ (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jan 2018)

‘Show Us Where They Asked People To Pick Up Guns’, SC Tells NIA In Bail Pleas Of Gonsalves and Ferreira

‘Show Us Where They Asked People To Pick Up Guns’, SC Tells NIA In Bail Pleas Of Gonsalves and Ferreira

Supreme Court continues hearing the bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira

02/03/2023

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

Additional Solicitor General K.M. Nataraj, representing the National Investigation Agency, alleges involvement of Gonsalves and Ferreira in alleged terrorist acts through letters and documents.
On Wednesday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia, continued hearing arguments on behalf of trade unionist, activist and academic Vernon Gonsalves, and activist and lawyer Arun Ferreira for the grant of regular bail. Gonsalves and Ferreira have filed bail applications at the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Bombay High Court dated October 15, 2019, rejecting their bail pleas.
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‘Show Us Where They Asked People To Pick Up Guns’, Supreme Court Tells NIA In Bail Pleas Of Accused

02/03/2023

Live Law / by Astika Das

Show us where the Bhima Koregaon-accused Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira encouraged others they allegedly ‘recruited’ to pick up arms against the the government, the Supreme Court told the National Investigation Agency on Wednesday. A division bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia was hearing the bail applications of Gonsalves and a co-accused, Arun Ferreira, both of whom have been lodged in jail since August 2018 for charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
… After hearing the submissions of senior advocates Rebecca John (for Gonsalves), R. Basant (for Ferreira), and the additional solicitor-general, the bench decided to adjourn the hearing till Friday, March 3.
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Delay In Starting Trial Not Due To Us, NIA Tells Supreme Court

01/03/2023

Live Law / by Awstika Das

The National Investigation Agency told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the delay in the trial of the Bhima Koregaon accused could not be attributed to them. Additional Solicitor General for India K.M. Nataraj told the court.
… Notably, the trial in this high-profile case has not yet begun. Senior advocates Rebecca John (for Gonsalves) and R. Basant (for Ferreira) have both pointed out that even charges have not been framed yet, despite the passage of almost five years… In this connection, also relevant are Basant’s remarks on the delay in the process. He pointed out, “They intend to examine a total of 336 witnesses and go through 2,105 documents. Several accused persons have not yet been apprehended.”
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Also read:
Supreme Court hears bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves (The Leaflet / Feb 28, 2023)
Why the letter about a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type’ assassination plot to kill Modi is fake (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jun 2018)
Why peoples’ coalitions are uniting against Hindutva — the ‘new Peshwai’ (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jan 2018)

Supreme Court hears bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira / Delay in the process

Supreme Court hears bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira / Delay in the process

Thread by Bar & Bench (March 1, 2023):

The Supreme Court continues hearing bail pleas of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.
Sr Adv Rebecca John appearing for Gonsalves takes Court through documents relied on by the prosecution.

Sr Adv R Basant for Ferreira: I am in the next matter. I shall not repeat what my friend said. I have been in custody for over 4 years. In custody since 28.8.2018.

Hearing to continue on Friday.
John: They are looking for the elusive ‘goli’.

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Supreme Court hears bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves

28/02/2023

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

Senior advocate Rebecca M. John, appearing for Gonsalves, argued that the documents relied on by the NIA as evidence fail to prove Gonsalves’ connection with the alleged offence.
On Tuesday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia, heard arguments on behalf of trade unionist, activist and academic Vernon Gonsalves for the grant of regular bail. Gonsalves, and activist and lawyer Arun Ferreira have filed bail applications at the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Bombay High Court dated October 15, 2019, rejecting their bail pleas.
… The matter is posted for further hearing tomorrow, March 1.
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‘No Incriminating Material Found Against Me’: Bhima Koregaon Accused Vernon Gonsalves Tells Supreme Court Seeking Bail

28/02/2023

Live Law / by Awstika Das

To deny bail on the basis of the little evidence that the centre has against Bhima Koregaon-accused Vernon Gonsalves was a ‘stretch’, said senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing on behalf of the jailed activist. “There is no evidence,” said John, after taking the court through the documents on which the National Investigation Agency relied…
A division bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia was hearing the bail applications of Gonsalves and a co-accused, Arun Ferreira, both of whom have been lodged in jail since August 2018 for offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
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Also read:
Vernon Gonsalves cites Arsenal report to seek discharge (Free Press Journal / Jan 5, 2023)
Why the letter about a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type’ assassination plot to kill Modi is fake (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jun 2018)
Why peoples’ coalitions are uniting against Hindutva — the ‘new Peshwai’ (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jan 2018)

Supreme Court Adjourns Bail Applications Of Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira To Feb 28

Supreme Court Adjourns Bail Applications Of Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira To Feb 28

by Bar & Bench (Feb 21, 2023)
++ #SupremeCourt to shortly hear bail pleas by Bhima Koregaon accused Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira who are facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for alleged Maoist links. ++

++ Pass-over granted, at the behest of the Additional Solicitor-General. To be taken up later today. ++

++ Bench about to rise for lunch.

Senior Advocate Rebecca John: We have informed the other side, I have some difficulty after lunch. Can it be listed next Tuesday?

Bench: Alright, next Tuesday. Feb 28. ++


Supreme Court Adjourns Bail Applications Of Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira To Feb 21

13/02/2023

Live Law / by Awstika Das

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the bail applications of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, both of whom have been lodged in jail since August 2018 after their arrest over alleged Naxal links in Bhima Koregaon case. The accused are facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
A division bench comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia stated in the order: “Accommodation has been sought on behalf of the solicitor-general. List the matter as the first item on Tuesday, February 21.”
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Thread by Bar & Bench (Feb 13):

The Supreme Court to shortly hear bail applications of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.

Justice Bose: Mr SG, Your junior is saying it will take some time. Should we keep it tomorrow?
SG: Could it be next week?
Justice Bose: That is too long a time.
Sr Adv Rebecca John: Can it be today? SG: That is difficult.
SC: First item Thursday after the fresh matters.

Justice Dhulia: We are told (by court staff) that we cannot have it on Thursday.
John: I have waited so long. I can wait till Tuesday.
Order: List on next Tuesday.


Also read:
‘We’re Conscious It Is A Matter Of Personal Liberty’: Supreme Court After Adjourning Bail Pleas Of Bhima Koregaon Accused At NIA’s Request (Live Law / Jan 8, 2023)
Supreme Court adjourns bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira at the request of NIA (The Leaflet / Feb 6, 2023)
Why the letter about a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type’ assassination plot to kill Modi is fake (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jun 2018)
Why peoples’ coalitions are uniting against Hindutva — the ‘new Peshwai’ (dailyo | by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves | Jan 2018)

SC to hear bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on Feb 13 / ‘We’re Conscious It Is A Matter Of Personal Liberty’

SC to hear bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on Feb 13 / ‘We’re Conscious It Is A Matter Of Personal Liberty’

‘We’re Conscious It Is A Matter Of Personal Liberty’: Supreme Court After Adjourning Bail Pleas Of Bhima Koregaon Accused At NIA’s Request

08/02/2023

Live Law / by Anurag Tiwari

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, at the request of National Investigation Agency (NIA), again adjourned the hearing of the bail applications of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, two of the accused persons in the Bhima Koregaon case, to Monday.
Senior Advocate Rebecca John, appearing for one of petitioners, submitted before the bench comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia, “I hope they (NIA) won’t take further adjournment. Because it is a matter of personal liberty”.
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Thread by Bar & Bench (Feb 8):

++ The Supreme Court to shortly hear bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia. ++
++ Counsel: SG is leading us, he is in another court.
Sr Adv Rebecca John: They had sought adjournment earlier as well.
Justice Bose: We will take it tomorrow.
Justice Dhulia: You can argue, what was the case you were relying on?
John: It is in volume … ++
++ SC: We do not have it.
John takes court through Anand Teltumbde medical bail order.
Bench does not have the copy it says.
SC: Call Mr Raju
Adv: He is not available. Next week?
SC: No ma’am, at most time till Friday.
Bench discusses ++
++ Sr Adv R Basant: 4 and a half years in custody.
Justice Bose to NIA counsel: You prepare yourself. Monday.
John: My lords have the compilation? I hope they do not take further adjournments. Only because it involves personal liberty.
Justice Dhulia: We … ++
++ Justice Dhulia: cannot give injunction (smiles). You can object then.
Justice Bose: We are conscious (that it involves personal liberty).

Also read:
Supreme Court adjourns bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira at the request of NIA (The Leaflet / Feb 6, 2023)
Will the bail granted to Anand Teltumbde help others in the Bhima Koregaon case to get out of jail? (Scroll.in / Nov 2022)

Accused In Custody For 5 Years: Supreme Court Points Out To NIA While Hearing Bail Applications

Accused In Custody For 5 Years: Supreme Court Points Out To NIA While Hearing Bail Applications

‘Accused In Custody For 5 Years’: Supreme Court Points Out To NIA While Hearing Bail Applications

06/02/2023

Live Law / by Live Law News Network

The Supreme Court, on Monday, at the request of National Investigation Agency (NIA), directed the hearing of the bail applications of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, two of the accused persons in the Bhima Koregaon case, to be deferred to a Non-Miscellaneous day (Wednesday).
A Bench comprising Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia was hearing the bail applications of Gonsalves and a co-accused, Ferreira, who were arrested for alleged links with the 2018 caste-based violence that broke out at Bhima Koregaon in Pune, as well as with far-left militants.
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Supreme Court adjourns bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira at the request of NIA

06/02/2023

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

The matter is posted to be heard on February 8.
On Monday, a division bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia, at the request of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), adjourned the hearing of the bail pleas of trade unionist, activist and academic Vernon Gonsalves, and activist and lawyer Arun Ferreira. Gonsalves and Ferreira have filed bail applications in the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Bombay High Court dated October 15, 2019 rejecting their bail pleas.
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Thread by Bar & Bench (Feb 6):
++ #SupremeCourt is hearing bail applications of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in the Bhima Koregaon case
Adv Kanu Agarwal: 2 bails in UAPA case. ASG is in another court It will take sometime. We have filed the counter affidavits. ++
++ SC: Somebody is in custody for 5 years. What harm will be caused if he is released on bail with conditions? What is there in counter affidavit ? We have read it
Adv Agarwal: delay in trial cannot be attributed to NIA. There are serious charges of membership etc ++
++ Sr Adv Rebecca John: trial was also underwent for 5 years.. material pertaining to this case is the same in other cases where I was acquitted..
SC: This may make your case a little different
SC: List on Next Wednesday for hearing ++

Also read:
Vernon Gonsalves cites Arsenal report to seek discharge (Free Press Journal / Jan 5, 2023)
Will the bail granted to Anand Teltumbde help others in the Bhima Koregaon case to get out of jail? (Scroll.in / Nov 2022)
Bombay High Court rejects default bail plea of Varavara Rao and seven other accused (The Leaflet / May 2022)
HC disposes plea of eight accused seeking rectification in order denying them bail (Scroll.in / Dec 2021)

Shoma Sen files discharge plea / Targeted for activism, says Shoma Sen seeking clean chit

Shoma Sen files discharge plea / Targeted for activism, says Shoma Sen seeking clean chit

Shoma Sen files discharge plea in court

01/02/2023

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Shoma Sen said in her discharge application that the “incriminating” evidence claimed to have been seized from her deals with information on social movements, all of which can be found in public domain.
… Meanwhile, the court on Tuesday heard the discharge application of activist Vernon Gonsalves. During the arguments, Gonsalves said that the accused in the case had not received some of the cloned copies presented by the NIA as evidence. … The co-accused in the case, lawyers Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferreira, informed the court that they had previously too sought cloned copies but have not received all.
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Targeted for activism, says Shoma Sen seeking clean chit

01/02/2023

The Free Press Journal / by Staff Reporter

Professor Shoma Sen, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, on Tuesday filed a plea for getting a clean chit in the case. She claimed she has been falsely implicated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for her active role in the sphere of activism for human rights, Dalits and the marginalised sections of society.
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Also read:
Bombay HC asks Elgar Parishad accused Prof Shoma Sen to first approach trial court for bail (India Today / Jan 17, 2023)

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing On Bail Plea Of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing On Bail Plea Of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing On Bail Plea Of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira

01/02/2023

The National Bulletin / by TNB Bureau

The hearing in the Supreme Court has been postponed in the case of bail of accused Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in the Bhima Koregaon case. The next hearing of this matter will be on 6 February. The Supreme Court said that further hearing of the case will not be postponed. Earlier on August 18, 2022, the Supreme Court had asked the special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to frame charges against accused Vernon Gonsalves within three months.
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Thread by Live Law / @LiveLawIndia (Feb 1, 2023):
++ Supreme Court to hear bail pleas of Bhima Koregaon Case Accused Varun Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira. ++
++ Report from the last hearing++
++ Matter before bench of Justices MR Shah and Sudhanshu Dhulia ++
++ Bench to shortly start hearing the bail plea. ++
++ Letter circulated in the matter. ++
++ Justice Shah – We will keep it on next Monday. No further adjournments. ++


Also read:
Supreme Court division bench led by Justice Aniruddha Bose to hear bail pleas of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira (The Leaflet / Jan 16, 2023)

Provide access to computer, court tells jail authorities on plea made by Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferreira

Provide access to computer, court tells jail authorities on plea made by Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferreira

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

A special court in Mumbai has directed Taloja Central Prison authorities to allow two of the accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, lawyers Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferreira who represent themselves, to use computers twice a week and provide the necessary software to view documents submitted by NIA.
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Also read:
Punished without trial: How India’s political prisoners are being denied basic rights in jail (Scroll.in / Aug 2022)