New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to activist Gautam Navlakha on a petition related to his transit remand and house arrest in the Bhima Koregaon case. The petition was filed by Maharashtra government against the Delhi High court order which had allowed Navlakha’s release from house arrest.
The apex court also set aside a Bombay High Court order that had refused to grant more time to Pune Police for filing the charge sheet against some activists arrested in the case.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India issued notice to Navlakha who is one of the five activists arrested in the case. The Bench also set aside Delhi High Court order of quashing Navlakha’s transit remand.
On October 1, the Delhi High Court had freed the activist from house arrest, which, earlier had been extended by the apex court to four weeks. The High Court bench, while delivering the judgement, had said that the detention was untenable in law.
Navlakha, along with four activists, was detained on August 28 for his alleged involvement in the violence that erupted in Pune district in January this year during an event organised to mark 200 years of the Bhima Koregaon battle. The clashes left one person dead and several others injured, including 10 policemen.