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Supreme Court extends Gautam Navlakha’s house arrest till February 17

Supreme Court extends Gautam Navlakha’s house arrest till February 17

Gautam Navlakha

Supreme Court extends Gautam Navlakha’s house arrest

09/01/2023

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

The court granted an adjournment in the hearing of the review of its interim order granting house arrest till February 17. Senior advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan sought permission to allow Navlakha to receive an international phone call.
On Monday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and B.V. Nagarathna, in its review of the interim order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha, adjourned the hearing of the matter and extended Navlakha’s house arrest till February 17.
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Gautam Navlakha Requests Permission To Attend International Call From Daughter; Supreme Court Seeks NIA Response

09/01/2023

Live Law / by Sohini Chowdhury

On Monday, Advocate, Ms. Nithya Ramakrishnan, appearing on behalf of human rights activist Gautam Navalakha, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, who is presently in house arrest, sought the permission of the Supreme Court to receive a call from his daughter living in Spain.
The Senior Counsel apprised a Bench comprising Justice KM Joseph and Justice BV Nagarathna, that the Apex Court had permitted Navalakha to make one call per day from NIA’s phone. However, he is not permitted to make international calls.
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Also read:
Gautam Navlakha moves HC seeking regular bail (Hindustan Times / Dec 13, 2022)
Activist Gautam Navlakha Walks Out of Prison, Put Under House Arrest (The Wire / Nov 2022)

Number of Jailed Journalists at New Global Record, Seven Behind Bars in India

Number of Jailed Journalists at New Global Record, Seven Behind Bars in India

Number of Jailed Journalists at New Global Record, Seven Behind Bars in India

14/12/2022

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

Six out of the seven jailed journalists are being investigated under or charged under the anti-terrorism law Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
The number of journalists across the world who have been put behind bars for practising their profession has reached a record high this year, said the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), adding that seven Indian reporters remain behind bars – a record high for the country.
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As seven journalists remain jailed, India continues to draw criticism over treatment of media: CPJ

15/12/2022

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

In its annual report, the Committee to Protect Journalists said that across the world, a record number of 363 journalists were behind bars as of December 1.
As seven journalists remain imprisoned in India as of December 1, the country continues to draw criticism over its treatment of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. The press body made the comment in its annual census of jailed journalist across the globe.
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SC extends interim order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha till second week of January

SC extends interim order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha till second week of January

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Bombay High Court seeks response from NIA on regular bail plea by Gautam Navlakha

14/12/2022

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Bombay High Court on December 12 issued notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the regular bail plea filed by Delhi activist Gautam Navlakha who is one of the accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case.
Navlakha moved the High Court after a special NIA court rejected his bail plea on September 5 this year.
A bench of Justices AS Gadkari and PD Naik sought the response of NIA and posted the matter for further consideration on January 9, 2023.
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Supreme Court extends interim order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha

14/12/2022

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

The Court allowed its grant of house custody to extend till the second week of January.
ON Tuesday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and B.V. Nagarathna, in its review of the interim order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha, extended the grant of house custody until the second week of January.
Journalist and human rights activist Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, is charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. During his custody as an undertrial prisoner, a charge sheet was filed on October 9, 2020, and charges are yet to be filed by the court.
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SC Extends House Arrest of Activist Gautam Navlakha Till Second Week of January

13/12/2022

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

The 70-year-old was named as an accused in the Elgar Parishad case by the National Investigation Agency, which has also arrested several activists, scholars and lawyers in connection with it.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 13, extended till second week of January its interim order placing activist Gautam Navlakha under house arrest.
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SC further extends activist Gautam Navlakha’s house arrest

13/12/2022

India Today / Maneesha Mathur

Human rights activist Gautam Navlakha’s house arrest has been extended till the second week of January. He is an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.
The house arrest of human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, has been extended till the second week of January. The matter was listed before the Supreme Court for interim orders.
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Also read:
Gautam Navlakha moves HC seeking regular bail (Hindustan Times / Dec 13, 2022)
Activist Gautam Navlakha Walks Out of Prison, Put Under House Arrest (The Wire / Nov 2022)

Activist Gautam Navlakha moves Bombay High Court seeking regular bail

Activist Gautam Navlakha moves Bombay High Court seeking regular bail

Gautam Navlakha

by Bar & Bench (Dec 13, 2022):
#SupremeCourt to hear plea by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha, in connection with the terms of his house arrest allowed by the top court.


Gautam Navlakha moves HC seeking regular bail

13/12/2022

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha on Monday moved the Bombay high court seeking regular bail in the Elgar Parishad–Bhima Koregaon violence case.
Earlier, a special NIA court had on September 5 rejected the regular bail plea of the 70-year-old, who is presently under house arrest on medical grounds in Navi Mumbai.
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Bombay High Court Issues Notice On Gautam Navlakha’s Bail Appeal In Bhima Koregaon case

12/12/2022

Live Law / by Amisha Shrivastava

Journalist and activist Gautam Navlakha, who is an accused in the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case, has approached the Bombay High Court in appeal against rejection of his bail application by the trial court.
The division bench of Justice AS Gadkari and Justice P. D. Naik on Monday issued notice to the NIA in the case.
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Also read:
Activist Gautam Navlakha Walks Out of Prison, Put Under House Arrest (The Wire / Nov 2022)
Supreme Court dismisses NIA’s application for vacating its order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha (The Leaflet / Nov 2022)
Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea rejected by special NIA court (Scroll.in / Sep 2022)

Bhima Koregaon Accused (BK16) | 1 Dead, 1 on House Arrest, 3 on Bail: What of the Rest?

Bhima Koregaon Accused (BK16) | 1 Dead, 1 on House Arrest, 3 on Bail: What of the Rest?

poster by @/bakeryprasad

The Quint / by Rohini Roy

The remaining 11 continue to languish in jail — Who are they and what is the status of the case against them?
Anti-caste writer Anand Teltumbde, who walked out of jail on Saturday, 26 November, after he was granted bail on merits in connection with the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case said:
“I am definitely happy. It has been 30 months that I have been in prison. The sad part, however, is that we had to spend time in jail after being booked in a fake case.”
In the same case, two others, poet Varavara Rao and lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj – were granted bail earlier due to different reasons, while academic Gautam Navlakha was allowed house arrest on health grounds by a 19 November Supreme Court order.
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Also read:
As Bhima Koregaon case completes its fourth anniversary, State reprisal is writ large in its twists and turns (The Leaflet / June 2022)
Bhima Koregaon: Who’s who of those arrested and the developments in the case pertaining to each (The Leaflet / June 2022)

Activist Gautam Navlakha released from jail, put under house arrest

Activist Gautam Navlakha released from jail, put under house arrest

CPI(M) library, Agroli village: Gautam Navlakha’s new address during house arrest stay

20/11/2022

The Telegraph / by pti

This is for the first time that I saw so many police personnel and media persons in here, says villager.
A nondescript library in a village in Navi Mumbai, a satellite city of Mumbai, is suddenly buzzing with activity as police personnel stand guard amid mounted surveillance, but villagers, unaware about who Gautam Navlakha is, discuss in hushed tone about the “powerful” occupant of the ground-plus-one-storey structure.
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Activist Gautam Navlakha Walks Out of Prison, Put Under House Arrest

20/11/2022

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

Activist Gautam Navlakha walked out of prison on Saturday evening, November 19, and was taken to a building in Navi Mumbai where he will be living under house arrest.
His release from Taloja prison after more than two years came nine days after the Supreme Court earlier this month granted his plea seeking house arrest on medical grounds.
Navlakha walked out of prison around 6 pm on Saturday. A police team took him to a building in Belapur-Agroli area of Navi Mumbai where he would be staying.
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Gautam Navlakha released from jail, put under house arrest

19/11/2022

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Supreme Court has allowed the activist accused in the Bhima Koregaon case to be shifted from jail on grounds of ill health and poor facilities in prison.
Activist Gautam Navlakha was on Saturday evening released from Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai, where he had been lodged for more than two years, PTI reported.
After being released around 6 pm, he was taken to a premises in Belapur-Agroli area of Navi Mumbai, where he will be kept under house arrest, an unidentified police official told the news agency.
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Activist Gautam Navlakha released from jail, to be placed under house arrest

19/11/2022

The Indian Express / by Express Web Desk

More than a week after the Supreme Court’s order, Bhima Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha was Saturday released from Taloja Central Prison. He will now be placed under house arrest at a community hall in Navi Mumbai owned by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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SC Refuses To Recall Order Allowing House Arrest Of Gautam Navlakha

SC Refuses To Recall Order Allowing House Arrest Of Gautam Navlakha

Gautam Navlakha

Supreme Court dismisses NIA’s application for vacating its order granting house arrest to Gautam Navlakha

19/11/2022

The Leaflet / by Sarah Thanawala

The court reaffirmed its order placing Navlakha in house custody, with additional security measures, within 24 hours of the pronouncement of the order.
On Friday, a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy, dismissed the National Investigation Agency’s (‘NIA’) application to vacate the order of the bench, passed on November 10, which allowed Gautam Navlakha to be placed in house arrest for a period of one month under certain restrictions.
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SC Refuses To Recall Order Allowing House Arrest Of Gautam Navlakha, Directs NIA To Execute It In 24 Hours

18/11/2022

Live Law / by Rintu Mariam Biju

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the application filed by the National Investigation Agency seeking to vacate the order allowing the shifting of activist Gautam Navlakha to house arrest from the Taloja prison in Mumbai where he is lodged in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.
A bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy also engrafted certain additional conditions for the house arrest of the septuagenarian, such as the sealing of the kitchen door leading to the exit point and the locking of the grills of the hall.
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by Bar & Bench (Nov 18):
Gautam Navlakha hearing
Solicitor General (SG): The public library belongs to Communist Party
Justice KM Joseph: It is a recognised party. What is the issue?
SG: If it does not shock you, what can I say.
SC: No it does not shock us.


SC rejects plea by NIA against shifting Gautam Navlakha from jail to house arrest; directs compliance in 24 hours

18/11/2022

Bar & Bench / by Debayan Roy

However, the bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy mandated some additional safeguards to ensure that the house arrest is not misused.
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against an earlier order of the Court directing Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha to be placed under house arrest instead of keeping him in jail [Gautam Navlakha v NIA].
The bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy directed that the order be complied within 24 hours.
However, the Court mandated some additional safeguards to ensure that the house arrest is not misused.
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Supreme Court To Hear Pleas Of Gautam Navlakha & NIA In Relation To House Arrest Tomorrow

Supreme Court To Hear Pleas Of Gautam Navlakha & NIA In Relation To House Arrest Tomorrow

Gautam Navlakha

Thread by Bar & Bench (Nov 18, 2022)
#SupremeCourt to shortly hear separate applications moved by #BhimaKoregaon accused Gautam Navlakha, in which he alleged delay to implement SC’s order granting him #housearrest, and the NIA’s plea to cancel his house arrest due to bias in medical records among other grounds.


Supreme Court To Hear Pleas Of Gautam Navlakha & NIA In Relation To House Arrest Tomorrow

17/11/2022

Live Law / by Sohini Chowdhury

On Thursday, the Bench led by CJI, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed two applications, one filed by activist Gautam Navalakha and another to be filed during the course of the day by the National Investigation Agency, to be listed tomorrow before the Bench led by Justice K.M. Joseph
Last week, the Court had allowed Navlakha’s request to be placed under house arrest in consideration of his medical condition. However, the Special NIA Court at Mumbai yesterday refused to pass orders to execute the house arrest of Navlakha , after the NIA objected to the location of the house chosen by Navlakha.
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Supreme Court to hear plea of Gautam Navlakha, probe agency on Friday

17/11/2022

The Telegraph / by Web Desk

The bench took note of submissions of a senior lawyer, appearing for the activist, that the apex court’s direction to keep him in house arrest has not been complied with so far.
The Supreme Court agreed to list for hearing on Friday a fresh plea of activist Gautam Navlakha, who has not been shifted to house arrest despite the apex court’s direction in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case.
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Also read:
Supreme Court allows Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking house arrest (The Leaflet / Nov 10, 2022)

Prisoners of conscience / Court directs top cop to look into the mosquito menace in Taloja prison

Prisoners of conscience / Court directs top cop to look into the mosquito menace in Taloja prison

poster by @/bakeryprasad

Prisoners of conscience

16/11/22

Deccan Herald / by Jyoti Punwani

Is it just their relentless opposition to State policies that gets the NIA’s goat, or is it also their privileged background?
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. Sometimes they do, even for the most creative minds.
Take Maharashtra’s Taloja Jail, on the outskirts of Mumbai. For the last almost three years, it’s been home to some of the country’s most valuable public intellectuals, and also the site of their steady deterioration. The Bhima Koregaon trial is yet to begin, but the 16 accused have already been punished, by the NIA that’s handling their case and the jail authorities.
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Court directs top cop to look into the mosquito menace in Taloja prison

16/11/22

Free Press Journal / by Staff Reporter

In his plea made on Tuesday, he said that there is no reply from the jail’s superintendent despite the court’s direction to the authority to file one.
Following an application by civil rights activist and accused in Bhima-Koregaon case, Anand Teltumbde, on Tuesday, a special court has directed the Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG, Prisons) to look into the mosquito menace in Taloja prison as the jail superintendent has not complied with previous orders to take precautions to control the situation despite repeated directions.
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Also read:
Two more accused move court seeking mosquito nets (Hindustan Times / Sep 2022)
Gautam Navlakha approaches court again seeking mosquito net (Scroll.in / Sep 2022)
Bhima Koregaon accused calls off hunger strike (The Hindu / May 2022)
Hunger Strike unto death against the harassment from Taloja Central Jail’s apathetic administration (By Sagar Gorkhe / May 20, 2022)
by PantherAjay (May 27, 2022):
Jailed Shahir Sagar Gorkhe is not the only under trail prisoner who has been continually harassed and whose ‘Machchhardani’ stolen by the insolent jail administration. This is an attempt to condemn the unlawful treatment meted against the under trial prisoners and to safeguard their rights. Following is the account of a similar incident that was faced by another imprisoned writer and poet Ramesh Gaichor translated from the original written in Marathi.

Gautam Navlakha’s Release Further Delayed Due to ‘Safety Concerns’ About Premises for House Arrest

Gautam Navlakha’s Release Further Delayed Due to ‘Safety Concerns’ About Premises for House Arrest

Gautam Navlakha

Gautam Navlakha’s Release Delayed Due to ‘Safety Concerns’ About Premises for House Arrest

16/11/2022

The Wire / by pti

Actor Suhasini Mulay appeared in the court on Wednesday and said she was standing as surety for the activist.
The release of activist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, was delayed yet again on Wednesday as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raised safety concerns about the premises in Navi Mumbai where he had proposed to live during his house arrest.
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Supreme Court Waives Requirement Of Solvency Certificate For Gautam Navlakha To Avail House Arrest [read order]

16/11/2022

Live Law / by Livelaw News Network

The Supreme Court on Tuesday waived the condition that activist Gautam Navlakha, who is lodged in Mumbai prison in the Bhima Koregaon case, should obtain a solvency certificate for availing the benefit of house arrest.
Last week, the Court had allowed Navlakha’s request to be placed under house arrest in consideration of his medical condition. However, the Court had imposed several conditions, including the requirement to furnish surety of Rs 2 lakhs.
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SC alters conditions to facilitate house arrest

16/11/2022

Hindustan Times / by Abraham Thomas

The Supreme Court on Tuesday waived the requirement of a solvency certificate in a case involving activist Gautam Navlakha who was allowed to be placed under house arrest
The Supreme Court on Tuesday waived the requirement of a solvency certificate in a case involving activist Gautam Navlakha, who received relief from the top court and was allowed to be placed under house arrest but whose release from jail was delayed over the certificate and other documents.
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Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha’s payment for house arrest expenses rejected by CP, Navi Mumbai

15/11/2022

Free Press Journal / by Staff Reporter

A special court was informed about the rejection by Navlakha’s lawyer on Monday. Navlakha’s plea for house arrest was permitted by the Supreme Court last Thursday.
In what could mean a delay for civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha’s release from prison and into house arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai has rejected a demand draft payment of Rs 2,40,000 made for police deployment expenses during house arrest.
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4 days after SC order, activist Navlakha yet to be placed under house arrest

14/11/2022

Midday.com / by pti

However, till Monday evening he was still in prison as formalities for his release could not be completed.
Jailed human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, who was last week allowed to be placed under house arrest for a month by the Supreme Court owing to his medical condition, is yet to walk out of Navi Mumbai’s Taloja prison, where he is lodged in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, as formalities for his release are still under process.
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Also read:
Supreme Court allows Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking house arrest (The Leaflet / Nov 10, 2022)