The Delhi High Court had on Monday freed Navlakha from house arrest, five weeks after he along with four others were arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence in Maharashtra
Mumbai: The Devendra Fadnavis government has moved the Supreme Court against Delhi High Court’s ruling, which freed Gautam Navlakha, one of the five urban naxals arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima case, from house arrest.
Nishant Katneshwar, counsel for the Maharashtra government, said the plea has been filed in the apex court registry on Wednesday morning.
The Delhi High Court had on Monday freed Navlakha from house arrest, five weeks after he along with four others were arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence in Maharashtra.
Granting relief to the 65-year-old Navlakha, the high court had also quashed the trial court's transit remand order which he had challenged before the matter was taken to the Supreme Court.
The police, while arresting the five accused on August 28, claimed that the activists have links to the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist). This had drew flak from several quarters for its crackdown on prominent left-wing activists.
In a letter, police said: “What is under investigation in the instant case are the linkages of these individuals with the CPI(Maoist), a banned organisation operating with the devious objective of overthrow of the democratic order and the support provided by them to the CPI(Maoist).”
In its official report, the police also said that such individuals cannot “escape responsibility for aiding and abetting the violent acts committed by CPI(Maoist)’s underground cadres.”
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Last Updated Oct 3, 2018, 12:40 PM IST