Others seek directions to jail authorities for permission to talk on phone since prison visits are stopped.
Citing the spread of coronavirus, poet P Varavara Rao and retired professor Shoma Sen, among the nine persons accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, have sought temporary bail on medical grounds from a special court. The court Monday heard the arguments on their bail pleas. An order in the matter is likely to be passed Tuesday. Read more
ACTIVISTS SAY THEY ARE VULNERABLE TO COVID-19
Mumbai Mirror / by David Delima
While Varavara Rao says he has respiratory problems, Shoma Sen says she has high blood pressure; a special court to pass order today … Activist and lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, who has been in jail since August 2018, had also filed an application for bail, but the National Investigation Agency stated it had not received a copy of her application. Read more
Sign Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha
Signatories include eminent public figures such as Noam Chomsky, Gayatri Spivak, Sukhadeo Thorat, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Kshama Sawant, Ramachandra Guha, Prakash Ambedkar and Arundhati Roy. Sign statement here
Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha:
We, the undersigned (organizations and individuals) protest the impending arrest of Professor Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha and strongly condemn the attempt to malign their status as two of India’s foremost civil rights activists and public intellectuals today. …
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday remanded nine people accused in the Elgar Parishad case in judicial custody till March 13.
The nine accused in the case – Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Shoma Sen and Vernon Gonsalves – were produced the special judge, DE Kothalikar, on Friday. Read more
Special NIA court begins hearing of Elgar Parishad case
A special NIA court heard the Elgar Parishad case for the first time on Friday, a day after the accused were moved from Pune to Mumbai.
Individuals accused in the Elgar Parishad case were produced before a special NIA court in Mumbai on Friday. Initially investigated by Pune City Police, the case was recently handed over to the central agency amidst protests by political parties like the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). All of the accused had been shifted to a Mumbai jail from Pune prior to the court hearing. Read more
Maharashtra Govt to Set Up a SIT, Conduct Parallel Probe
The decision comes days after the National Investigation Agency took over the case in which nine human rights activists and lawyers have been incarcerated for over 20 months.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra state home department will soon be setting up a special investigation team headed by senior IPS officials to investigate the ‘urban naxal’ case. The decision comes days after the National Investigation Agency took over the case in which nine human rights activists and lawyers have been incarcerated for over 20 months. Read more
Case Transferred to Special NIA Court Mumbai From Pune
The Additional Sessions Court, Pune on Friday allowed National Investigation Agency’s application seeking transfer of the trial in Bhima Koregaon case to Special NIA Court Mumbai.
Firstly, the Central Government passed an order on January 24, 2020 directing NIA to take up the investigation in the case. Pursuant to this, NIA filed an application before the trial court. Read more
Bhima Koregaon case transferred from Pune to NIA court in Mumbai
A sessions court in the city of Pune in Maharashtra on Friday transferred the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case to a special National Investigation Agency court in Mumbai, PTI reported. Additional Sessions Judge SR Navander passed the order after the state government submitted it had no objection to the investigation agency’s plea for a transfer. Read more
Maharashtra government opposes NIA plea to transfer case from Pune to Mumbai
The sessions court in Pune reserved its order till February 14.
The Maharashtra government on Friday opposed the National Investigation Agency’s application to transfer the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case from a sessions court in Pune to a special NIA court in Mumbai, PTI reported. Read more
MAHARASHTRA GOVT OPPOSES TRASFER OF RECORDS TO NIA SPECIAL COURT
The Indian Express / by Chandan Haygunde
Special Judge Navandar said he will pass an order on NIA’s application in one week, on February 14.
District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar told a special court in Pune that NIA’s application is “not legally tenable under the provision of law and particularly according to the provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967 and NIA Act, 2008. Read more
Only High Court can transfer Elgar Parishad case to NIA court
A sessions court in Pune is hearing an application filed by the National Investigation Agency to transfer the case.
A defence lawyer in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case argued on Thursday that only the High Court can transfer the case to the special NIA court. Read more
ONLY HC HAS POWER TO TRANSFER ELGAAR PARISHAD CASE
The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee
The respective counsels of the Pune Police and the nine activists arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case told a sessions court here on Thursday that only the Bombay High Court had the power to transfer the case to the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai. Read more
Police, activists to file response to NIA plea to transfer case.
A special court on Monday granted the respective counsels of the Pune Police as well as the arrested activists time till February 6 to file a response to the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) application seeking transfer of the Elgaar Parishad case materials to the special NIA court in Mumbai. Read more