Partner of Elgar Parishad accused Navlakha surrenders liquor, cigarettes after NIA raises objection to it
Sabha Husain, who is staying with 70-year-old Navlakha, had brought two liquor bottles and cigarettes for personal consumption, the official said.
On November 10, the Supreme Court, in response to his application, directed that he be put under house arrest for a month with certain conditions.
He was immediately taken to a building in Navi Mumbai's Belapur-Agroli area by a police team where he would be staying.
The bench of Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy, however, ordered some additional security measures to be put in place where Navlakha will be kept.
The top court said both the pleas of the probe agency and the accused will be listed together before a bench headed by Justice K M Joseph.
It will take a minimum of six weeks to secure solvency certificate in respect of surety to be provided as a precondition for house arrest of the activist.
Elgar Parishad case: Four days after SC order, activist Navlakha yet to be placed under house arrest
The Supreme Court, on November 10, allowed Navlakha to be put under house arrest for a month with certain conditions and said its order should be implemented within 48 hours.
In December 2020, Navlakha's partner Sahba Husain said the former's spectacles were stolen in jail and when his family sent him a new pair, the jail authorities refused to accept them.
The 70-year-old activist cannot use a mobile phone, Internet, or laptop while he is under house arrest but the top court has permitted him to use a mobile provided by cops once a day for 10 minutes.
It also said that Navlakha will not be allowed to use a computer and internet during his month-long house arrest.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Navlakha, submitted that medical reports show that his treatment inside the jail is not possible and his client had alarming weight loss.
A bench of justices K M Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy said it will pass the order Thursday after hearing the ASG.
The top court had directed the Taloja jail superintendent to immediately shift Navlakha, jailed in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case, to Mumbai's Jaslok hospital for treatment.
The 70-year-old activist has appealed the apex court against the April 26 order of the Bombay High Court dismissing his plea for house arrest over apprehensions of lack of adequate medical care.
While Navlakha and Babu are currently in jail under judicial custody, Bharadwaj is out on bail.
The 70-year-old Navlakha said that he was denied a chair, a pair of slippers, his spectacles, and a PG Wodehouse book by the prison superintendent.
Navlakha was arrested on August 28, 2018, for his alleged involvement in the case.
Navlakha had told the high court that Taloja prison is overcrowded and the conditions and environment of the jail are not compatible with his health.
Justice Lalit was sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India on Saturday, a non-working day in the Supreme Court.
Court denies Elgar case accused Gautam Navlakha, Sagar Gorkhe permission to use mosquito nets in jail
Navlakha, Gorkhe and other accused in the case are currently lodged in Taloja Jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai.