HC rejects pre-arrest bail pleas of Navlakha & Teltumbde
The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant anticipatory bail to civil rights activists
Justice P D Naik, while rejecting their pre-arrest bail pleas, said: "prima facie evidence shows the complicity of
both the accused in the case". The court, however, extended the interim protection
from arrest granted to them for a period of four weeks so that they can approach the Supreme Court in appeal.
"On perusal of all the material on record, it can be seen that there is prima facie evidence showing the complicity of
applicants (Navlakha and Teltumbde) in the crime," Justice Naik said.
The court, after perusing letters allegedly exchanged between the accused persons, noted that Navlakha, Teltumbde
with central committee members and leaders of CPI (Maoist). "It was revealed during the course of investigation
that Anand Teltumbde was recipient of funds from the banned terrorist organization," the court said.
conclave was backed by Maoists. Teltumbde and Navlakha had approached the high court
seeking pre-arrest bail in November last year after a sessions court in Pune rejected their pleas.
In December last year, the high court had granted them interim protection from arrest pending disposal of their
anticipatory bail pleas. Although the Pune Police was investigating the case,
the Centre had last month transferred the probe to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.