Sudha Bharadwaj is Granted Default Detention in The Bhima Koregaon Matter by The Bombay High Court

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Sudha Bharadwaj is Granted Default

Sudha Bharadwaj In the 2018 Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad caste violence matter; the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj default release. Sudha Bharadwaj has been ordered to appear before the Specialized NIA Court on December 8 to determine her bail terms. A complete copy of the order is on the way.

The bail petitions of the remaining eight defendants, Dr. P Varavara Rao, Sudhir Dawale, Rona Wilson, Professor Shoma Sen, Advocate Surendra Gadling; Vernon Gonsalves, Mahesh Raut, and Arun Ferreira, were all denied by the court. They were apprehended between June and August of this year.

Bharadwaj’s bail petition was left for a decision on August 4 by a lower court of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar, while the prosecution petition by eight others was reserved for September 1 by a lower court of Members of the court SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar. In light of two previous Supreme Court decisions, NIA’s Deputy Solicitor General Anil Singh asked for a halt on the order’s execution and execution. The court, on the other hand, refused to provide relief, claiming; that it had already weighed the orders in its decision.

Detention in The Bhima Koregaon Matter

The petitioners argued that the Pune appellate division had no authority to hear the matter against them in 2018-19. They maintained that only a special court established under the NIA Act could hear cases involving people; accused of violating the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. As a result, the accused claims that orders granting the Pune cops an extension to submit the case file in 2018 and then taking cognizance of the 1,800-page additional case file in 2019 are invalid.

The court had previously stated that the HC’s records were compatible with Bharadwaj’s RTI materials showing that Pune Justice KD Vadane wasn’t designated as a Judicial Committee under the NIA Act. Bharadwaj and other co-accused were charged under the Unlawful Crimes (Registration) Act. Which is a “specified crime” under the NIA Act, and so their matter; should have been heard by a secret court rather than Judge Vadane.

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