A family member of P Varavara Rao said the Supreme Court’s refusal to interfere in the arrest of five rights activists is “unfortunate and unexpected”, there are under house arrest in Hyderabad for his alleged links with Maoists.
He was arrested from Hyderabad last month, while activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira were arrested from Mumbai, trade union activist Sudha Bharadwaj from Haryana and civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha was arrested in New Delhi.
The Supreme Court refused to interfere and declined to appoint a SIT for a probe in the arrest of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. The court also refused the plea seeking the immediate release of the activists.
N Venugopal Rao, a nephew of Varavara Rao told “This is unfortunate and unexpected because the way the whole proceedings went on and the way the judges reacted, we were hoping that the case will be quashed because the falseness of the concocted evidence has come out openly in the court. Despite our hopes and expectations today’s 2:1 judgment refused to intervene.”