NIA gets 2 weeks to reply on pleas of Bharadwaj, Navlakha seeking clone copies of all seized devices
Bharadwaj and Navlakha had approached the high court last month seeking such copies.
Will get activist Navlakha medically examined, says Maharashtra government; HC seeks NIA's reply on his plea for house arrest
In his plea, Navlakha, 69, also sought that he be placed under house arrest as part of his judicial custody, owing to his advanced age and a host medical ailments that he suffers from.
The ED had filed an application before the special National Investigation Agency court seeking to record his statement in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act case filed against the website.
A bench of justices UU Lalit and K M Joseph dismissed the appeal of Navlakha against the Bombay High Court order denying him bail in the case.
Navlakha, in the apex court, has sought bail on the ground that the NIA failed to file its charge-sheet within the prescribed upper-limit of 90 days as per Section 167(2) of the CrPC.
The apex court had taken note of the submission of Additional Solicitor General S V Raju that NIA be granted some more time to file its response to the plea.
The Delhi HC freed Navlakha from house arrest saying the Supreme Court last week had given him the liberty to approach the appropriate forum within four weeks to seek further recourse.
The activist was one of the five put under house arrest in connection with the violence in Koregaon-Bhima in Maharashtra.
Activists arrest: Delhi HC ends Gautam Navlakha's house arrest, says his detention over 24 hours was 'unjustified'
The high court granted him the relief saying that the Supreme Court last week had given him the liberty to approach the appropriate forum within four weeks to seek relief, which he has availed.
Justice A M Khanwilkar read out the verdict for himself and the CJI, while Justice D Y Chandrachud said he was unable to agree with the view of the two judges.
The five activists --Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha-- are under arrest at their respective homes since August 29.
Policemen asked us to keep door of bedroom open and sleep: Activist Gautam Navlakha's female partner
Sabha Husain described the scene at their residence in Delhi's Nehru Enclave, where Navlakha has been put under house arrest.
The undated letter in Hindi, written by some Comrade Sudha to some Comrade Prakash, also talks about giving financial help to the comrades working in the interiors.
Maharashtra Police wanted to take the activist to a Pune court in connection with a case relating to the Bhima-Koregaon violence of December last year.
Prominent people who signed the letter included economist Jean Dreze, Afzal Anees and Kavita Srivastava.