The HC rejected the petition filed by the three accused - Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves - challenging a previous order of the high court that refused to grant them default bail.
He was to surrender on September 5, but filed a plea seeking an extension of the bail and later filed another application seeking permanent bail on the ground of ill-health.
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.
Advocate Surendra Gadling, writer-editor Sudhir Dhawale, and activists Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson participated in the strike.
ASG Mehta told the bench that keeping the activists under house arrest would hamper the ongoing investigation. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on September 12.
Activist Sanjay Bhalerao, who claims to be a witness to the Bhima Koregaon violence, filed a criminal PIL in the HC seeking action against the policemen.
The police had sought more time for filing the chargesheet saying that the new evidence necessitates more time for investigation.
Lawyers and representatives of the five activists arrested on charges of plotting the Bhima Koregaon violence have slammed the government and the Maharashtra Police for fabricating evidence
'Centre dumping activists in jail to divert attention from original perpetrators of Bhima Koregaon violence'
Advocate Susan Abraham, the wife of Vernon Gonsalves who is under house arrest for suspected Maoist links, said this was to deviate attention of the people from the Nalasopara arms haul case.
Reacting to this in a handwritten statement, Bharadwaj, who is under house arrest, Friday said the purported letter shown by the Pune Police is a mixture of innocuous.
Maharashtra police said that an email letter between Rona Wilson and a CPI-Maoist leader speaks of ending "Modi-raj" with a 'Rajiv Gandhi-type incident'.
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.
Activists' arrest: Maharashtra Police claim to have unearthed larger conspiracy against security forces
Pune Police said that they would continue their investigation even though the apex court had ordered the five activists to be placed in house arrest.
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.
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.
Rights activists' arrests: Arundhati Roy, Jignesh Mevani, others demand action against Maharashtra police
They have also demanded that police return the laptops and mobiles seized during the "illegal arrest" of the activists.
Bhima Koregaon violence: Case false, fight against fascist policies not conspiracy, says Varavara Rao
The Leftist intellectual said the case for Koregaon-Bhima clashes between Dalits and upper caste Marathas should have been filed against the Maharashtra government and the Centre and not activists.
The Supreme Court had directed that all five arrested activists be placed under house arrest till the next hearing of the matter on September 6.
Ambedkar also alleged that police have made contradictory claims about the violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in January.