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. Read more
Pune Police: ‘Bharadwaj’s group, three other fronts support Maoists’
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. Read more
Vernon Gonsalves Member Of IAPL And CRPP, Both Frontal Organisations Of CPI(Maoist): Prosecution
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. Read more
No incriminating evidence against me, Arun Ferreira tells Bombay HC
Ferreira’s lawyer, advocate Sudeep Pasbola, told the court that he was arrested only because of his acquaintance with co-accused Surendra Gadling, and for being a member of the Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL). Read more
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. Read more
Bail plea hearings in Elgar Parishad case conclude
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. Read more
Prima facie evidence, records show accused not entitled to bail: State
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. Read more
Hyderabad based poet Varavara Rao along with Nagpur activist and lawyer Surendra Gadling provided security-related information to wanted Maoists, alleged a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Pune Police on Thursday in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more
The Govt is out to silence Dissenters through Arrests: Justice Hosbet Suresh
Sabrang India spoke to justice Hosbet Suresh (retired) about the threats to arrest him made by ACP, Shivaji Pawar, the current attacks on lawyers, the political and legal climate of the country and the fascist ideology of the current government. Read more
Council for Bars and Law Societies of Europe: „Release lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj“
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. Read full letter