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Police haven’t attached key email, says Bharadwaj’s lawyer

Police haven’t attached key email, says Bharadwaj’s lawyer

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal

Files rejoinder claiming that email contradicts letter that prosecution has relied on to accuse activist
The lawyer appearing for trade unionist and human rights lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj in the Elgar Parishad case filed a rejoinder in the Bombay High Court on Friday, saying that the Pune Police have not added an email, which refutes their claim, to the charge sheet.
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Pune Police: ‘Bharadwaj’s group, three other fronts support Maoists’

Pune Police: ‘Bharadwaj’s group, three other fronts support Maoists’

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

Pune Police on Thursday continued its argument against the bail applications of activists Vernon Gonsalves, Dr Sudha Bharadwaj and Arun Ferreira, who were arrested last year in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence.
The police said two letters … prove that the Indian Association of People’s Lawyer (IAPL), and three other organisations, were fronts for the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).
However, the accused’s phone records raised questions about the police’s theory.
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Vernon Gonsalves Member Of IAPL And CRPP, Both Frontal Organisations Of CPI(Maoist): Prosecution

Vernon Gonsalves Member Of IAPL And CRPP, Both Frontal Organisations Of CPI(Maoist): Prosecution

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

The prosecution began its arguments on Tuesday in the bail hearings of Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Arun Ferreira, all accused of being a part of the Naxalite movement and for inciting the violence which took place at Koregaon Bhima in Pune.
Justice Sarang Kotwal has been hearing the detailed submissions of all the bail applicants almost on a daily basis.
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The Law Takes Its Slow Course

The Law Takes Its Slow Course

Outlook / by Preetha Nair

Lawyers and kin of jailed activists allege pre-trial punishment.
“It’s tough without him around. I am not hopeful of any positive outcome now,” says Meenal Gadling, wife of human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling, who has been languishing in Pune’s Yerawada jail for more than a year now.
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Bail plea hearings in Elgar Parishad case conclude

Bail plea hearings in Elgar Parishad case conclude

The Hindu / By Shoumoji Banerjee

Stating that there was nothing seditious about the speeches made by participants at the Elgar Parishad of December 2017, human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling on Friday accused the prosecution of conducting a media trial in the case.
Advocate Gadling, conducting his own defence, was replying to public prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar’s arguments that sought to deny bail to him and the other activists arrested in the case.
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Prima facie evidence, records show accused not entitled to bail: State

Prima facie evidence, records show accused not entitled to bail: State

The Times of India / By TNN

Pune: District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar said on Thursday that the prosecution has furnished to the special UAPA court all the investigation papers and seized documents, including electronic evidence and phone records, to show that a prima facie case exists against all the accused in the Elgar Parishad case and they are not entitled for bail.
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Council for Bars and Law Societies of Europe: „Release lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj“

Council for Bars and Law Societies of Europe: „Release lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj“

By Indian Association of People`s Lawyer

Council for Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the Bars of 45 countries and through them about 1 Million European Lawyers have wrote to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to respect the Human Rights Lawyers and has called upon the Indian Premier to release the pro bono lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj.
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