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The apex court said that the five rights activists may now seek regular bail in the case as the Mahasrashtra Police has already filed the charge sheet.
CM Devendra Fadnavis added that cases against the people involved in serious crimes will not be dropped.
Bhima-Koregaon case: HC extends relief from arrest to activist Gautam Navlakha, others till Thursday
A bench of Justices B P Dharamadhikari and Sarang Kotwal will hear on Thursday the petitions filed by the three activists, challenging the FIR registered against them by Pune Police on January 1.
The Bench stayed the Bombay High Court order, which had set aside the lower court's verdict allowing extension of time to the police to file the probe report against the rights activists
The immediate goal will be to defeat the ruling coalition.
The arrest of the activists, who were termed 'urban naxals', had sparked outraged protests from human rights defenders.
Bhide, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist who heads Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, is an accused in the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon caste violence case.
Arrested activists have no vested right to seek SIT probe into Bhima-Koregaon violence: Maharashtra to SC
The state also sought the dismissal of the petition of historian Romila Thapar against the arrests, saying that the allegations made are "moonshine allegations" against the probe agencies.
Senior advocate Anand Grover claimed that the investigation is 'unfair, biased and deficient' as indicated by 'illegalities' in search of the houses of the activists.
Bhima Koregaon violence: Supreme Court extends house arrest of five rights activists till September 20
The court also said that the material, supporting the arrest of the five activists in the case, needed to be examined.
The bench said if there were some grave lapses, then it may consider the prayers like investigation by an SIT in the case.
Teltumbde was one of the several Dalit thinkers whose homes were raided on August 28 by Pune police in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence of January 1.
Demanding their release, PUCL members said the arrests were part of coordinated efforts to silence the voices raised for the most marginalised, exploited and deprived sections of the society.
In a country-wide raid on Tuesday earlier this week, the police arrested five prominent activists. However, all of them have been kept under house arrest until September 6.
There is a reference to the meetings in Paris and some other countries in the letters recovered from activists arrested in June and this week, police said.