Elgar Parishad case: SC adjourns hearing on activist Jyoti Jagtap's plea against HC order declining her bail
A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi deferred the matter after advocate Aparna Bhat, appearing in the court on behalf of Jagtap, sought time to file a rejoinder to an NIA affidavit.
Raut was arrested in June 2018 and is presently in judicial custody. He had moved HC in 2022 seeking bail and challenging the order passed by the special NIA court refusing him bail.
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The lawyer said that SC directed the NIA to file its reply in April on the activist's plea seeking a change of accommodation but the federal anti-terror agency has not submitted its response.
Last week, the SC granted bail to civil rights activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, who have been under arrest since 2018 in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon violence case.
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The apex court on July 28 granted bail to the two accused, noting that the actual involvement of Gonsalves and Ferreira in any terrorist act has not surfaced from any third-party communications.
However, the high court refused it to Gonsalves and Ferriera, hence their appeal to the Supreme Court.
Moreover, no covert or overt terrorist act has been attributed to the appellants in these letters, or any other material forming part of records of these two appeals.
The Bombay High Court had earlier rejected their bail plea in December 2021. Following this Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira approached the Supreme Court of India.
The activist had earlier moved the high court after the special NIA court had rejected his regular bail plea in September last year.