Bhima Koregaon: Decide Gautam Navlakha’s plea expeditiously, Supreme Court to Bombay High Court
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Bhima Koregaon: Decide Gautam Navlakha’s plea expeditiously, Supreme Court to Bombay High Court

Shruti Mahajan

In a case concerning Bhima Koregaon arrests, the Supreme Court today asked the Bombay High Court to decide on Gautam Navlakha’s plea before it expeditiously.

Gautam Navlakha who is one of the accused persons named in the Bhima Koregaon violence case had moved the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of FIR against him.

The Bombay High Court, however, is yet to dispose of the petition though it has extended interim protection for Navlakha against arrests by the Pune Police.

In the petition filed before the Supreme Court by the State of Maharashtra, the three-Judge Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi with Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna decided to keep the petitions pending while asking Bombay High Court to decide on Navlakha’s petition expeditiously.

The petition before the Supreme Court was filed by the State of Maharashtra after the Delhi High Court, while passing its order in the Habeas Corpus petition filed by Navlakha, had set aside the transit remand order. Navlakha was sought to be arrested by the Maharashtra Police pursuant to a series of raids carried out in the residences of various activists and intellectuals in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

Read the Order:

MH-vs-Gautam-Navlakha-watermark.pdf
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