Court to pass order on April 16 on CBI plea against order to withdraw LOC against Amnesty's Aakar Patel
The court had reserved the order on Tuesday after hearing arguments from the CBI and the counsel appearing for the accused on the agency's plea seeking revision of the magisterial court's decision.
The CBI had sought the sanction of the government to prosecute the international human rights organisation because of mandatory clause of Section 40 of the FCRA.
The AII chair had moved the special CBI court in the Rouse Avenue District Court in New Delhi against the CBI for non-compliance of the court order.
Special Judge Santosh Snehi Mann passed the order on a petition filed by the CBI seeking revision of the order passed on Thursday by a magisterial court.
In his plea, Patel said the LOC was invoked despite a Gujarat court’s order granting him permission “specifically for this trip”.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Kumar passed the order and directed the probe agency to file a compliance report.
Aakar Patel said that there was a case filed against him by a BJP MLA in Surat for which his passport had been impounded.
The CBI had filed a case against the organisation for money laundering and criminal conspiracy.
The Maharashtra police had on Tuesday arrested Left-wing activists Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, and raided the homes of several others.