Bhima Koregaon violence: Gadling’s wife moves SC

New Delhi: Arrested lawyer Surendra Gadling’s wife Minal Gadling on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail for her husband and four others arrested by the Pune police in June in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence in January this year.

In her petition, Gadling’s wife sought to extend the benefit of the Supreme Court’s order of house arrests to her husband and four other accused in the case, after the apex court permitted house arrests of activists – Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bhardwaj-who were arrested last week in connection with the same case.

On January 2, the 200th anniversary of Bhima-Koregaon battle took a violent turn when clashes erupted, killing one person and leaving several injured, including 10 policemen.

Surendra Gadling, along with Mahesh Raut, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson and Shoma Sen, who are in judicial custody, was arrested in connection with the Elgaar Parishad on December 31 last year.