The Bombay High Court on Friday adjourned the anticipatory bail plea hearing of Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde till April 2, thereby extending his pre-arrest relief.
The Bombay High Court on Monday extended the protection from arrest that the Supreme Court had granted rights activist Anand Teltumbde till February 22.
The Dalit scholar, who was arrested last week and released following a court order, approached the high court seeking protection from arrest.
On Saturday, Pune Police had arrested Teltumbde from Mumbai after the sessions court on Friday rejected an anticipatory bail of the activist and professor.
The Pune Sessions Court on Friday rejected an anticipatory bail application of the activist.
According to Police, Maoists had supported the Elgar Parishad conclave and the inflammatory speeches there led to violent clashes at the Bhima-Koregaon war memorial the next day.
The investigation was at a crucial stage and custodial interrogation of the accused was necessary, the court held.
Prosecution submits 'evidence' against Anand Teltumbde in court for alleged involvement in Maoist activities
Teltumbde has filed an anticipatory (pre-arrest) bail application before the Pune court after the Supreme Court rejected his plea seeking to quash the FIR against him in the Elgar Parishad case.
The reputed author recently had the Supreme Court reject his appeal to quash the FIR against him.
On December 21, the Bombay High Court dismissed the petition filed by Teltumbde seeking the quashing of the FIR and granted interim protection from arrest for three weeks.