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Bombay High Court: 2019 Highlights

Bombay High Court: 2019 Highlights

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

Like every year, the Bombay High Court in 2019 witnessed a flurry of fresh PILs and petitions filed and pronounced orders/judgements in plenty of old cases. Here is a look at the some of the most significant judgements/orders of the Bombay High Court in the past year.
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Jharkhand withdraws Pathalgadi sedition case, all eyes on Maharashtra now

Jharkhand withdraws Pathalgadi sedition case, all eyes on Maharashtra now

National Herald / by Arun Srivastava

While Hemant Soren, just after assuming the office of the chief minister of Jharkhand, withdrew the Pathalgadi sedition case in the maiden cabinet decision, the Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, even after being in office for some time, has so far not initiated the process to withdraw the Koregaon sedition case.
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Letters from prison ‘sing solidarity’ from heartland of resistance

Letters from prison ‘sing solidarity’ from heartland of resistance

Counterview / by Aviral Anand

A leading newspaper recently published sections from letters that the Elgaar-Parishad accused have written to family members and acquaintances from their current state of incarceration. The letters pulsate with various emotions of those behind bars, but one element that does seem to shine through is a continued concern for their less-fortunate fellow-beings.
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Activists arrested in Elgar Parishad case await trial

Activists arrested in Elgar Parishad case await trial

The Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

Police have accused 19 people in the case, including nine arrested activists, five alleged underground members of CPI(M), four residents of Pune and a resident of Mumbai …
The case will be heard next on January 1, 2020.
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Police seek FBI help in retrieving data from disk

Police seek FBI help in retrieving data from disk

Mumbai Mirror / by Abhishek Sharan

Decision comes after three labs in the country failed to get anything from the damaged disk.
The Pune police will take forensic help from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to retrieve data from a damaged hard disk seized last August from an accused in the January 2018 Elgar Parishad case, sources said on Wednesday.
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More holes emerge in Pune Police’s rationale for arresting activists

More holes emerge in Pune Police’s rationale for arresting activists

Pic: Firstpost

Firstpost / by MN Parth

  • On 20 April, 2018, the Pune Police sent the hard drives and memory cards it confiscated from Wilson’s home to the forensic lab with a detailed questionnaire.
  • When the forensic report of Wilson’s devices arrived on 5 November, it did not explicitly say the evidence had been tampered with. It did not even say it was not tampered with.
  • Since the Bhima Koregaon riots took place, observers have repeatedly questioned the veracity and intent of the investigation.

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Thackeray to form a panel to probe police action against activists?

Thackeray to form a panel to probe police action against activists?

The Free Press Journal / by Sanjay Jog

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may form a panel to probe the arrests of activists in connection with Elgar Parishad action by the Pune police. Activists Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Varavara Rao and Sudhir Dhavle, who were arrested, were accused of having Maoist links. Thackeray has sought details regarding the ongoing court cases from the home department.
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Sharad Pawar bats for Bhima-Koregaon violence accused

Sharad Pawar bats for Bhima-Koregaon violence accused

Hundustan Times / by Yogesh Joshi

Nearly two years after the Pune police conducted investigations into the Bhima Koregaon violence and named several activists and lawyers as the prime accused, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, on Saturday, sought a fresh probe into the case.
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ACTIVISTS’ ARREST IN ELGAR PARISHAD CASE WRONG, FORM SIT TO PROBE POLICE ACTION: SHARAD PAWAR

21 / 12 / 2019

The Econimic Times / by PTI

PUNE: Terming the arrest of activists in the Elgar Parishad case “wrong” and “vengeful”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday demanded that a Special Investigation Team be set up under a retired judge to probe the action taken by Pune police.
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Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies

Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies

Pic: Banners for solidarity program in Mumbai

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

With Sharad Pawar calling for an investigation, The Wire accessed digital evidence that was finally made available to the accused after persistent court fights which reveals several discrepancies on the part of the Pune police.
Mumbai: Nearly two years after the Pune police conducted investigations into the Bhima Koregaon violence and named several rights activists and lawyers as the prime accused while branding them as “urban Naxals”, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today sought a fresh probe in the case.
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