[Gautam Navlakha judgment] Jail authorities should have considered books as essential commodity during COVID: Bombay High Court

"During such terrible times, nothing more could have provided solace to a jail inmate than a book of his choice," a Bench of Justices SB Shukre and GA Sanap said.
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Jail authorities should have considered books as an essential commodity during COVID-19 pandemic, the Bombay High Court observed while dismissing a plea filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha requesting to be transferred to house arrest from jail [Gautam Navlakha v. National Investigation Agency & Anr.]

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