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Elgar Parishad case: SC dismisses NIA’s plea difficult bail granted to Anand Teltumbde

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Elgar Parishad case: SC dismisses NIA's plea challenging bail granted to Anand Teltumbde

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed NIA’s plea difficult the bail granted by the Bombay High Court to scholar-activist Anand Teltumbde within the Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case.

A bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli mentioned it is not going to intervene with the excessive courtroom order granting bail to Teltumbde.

“We will not interfere,” the bench mentioned.

“The petition is dismissed. However, the observations contained in the impugned judgement of the high court shall not be treated as conclusive final findings at the trial,” the apex courtroom famous.

The excessive courtroom had on November 18 granted bail to Teltumbde noting prima facie the one case made out towards him pertains to alleged affiliation with a terror group and the assist given to it, for which the utmost punishment is 10 years in jail.

It had additionally famous there was no proof to indicate he was an lively member of the banned CPI (Maoist) or had indulged in any terrorist act. The excessive courtroom had, nevertheless, stayed its bail order for every week so the National Investigation Agency may enchantment its order within the Supreme Court.

Teltumbde, 73, is the third accused amongst 16 arrested within the case to be launched on bail.

Poet Varavara Rao is at present out on bail on well being grounds, whereas lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj secured common bail.

On November 22, the highest courtroom had agreed to listen to on Friday the anti-terror company’s enchantment.

It had then taken notice of the submissions by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the keep on the operation of the excessive courtroom’s bail order was for every week solely and the matter wanted an pressing listening to. While granting bail, the excessive courtroom mentioned Teltumbde had already spent greater than two years in jail.

After perusing the paperwork submitted by the NIA, the excessive courtroom had mentioned prima facie it can’t be presumed that Teltumbde is actively concerned within the work of the CPI (Maoist) or is an lively member of the group.

Teltumbde is lodged on the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai since his arrest within the case in April 2020.

His brother Milind, a member of the central committee of the CPI (Maoist), was killed in an encounter with safety forces in November 2021 in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli.

Anand Teltumbde had claimed he was not current at the December 31, 2017, Elgar Parishad occasion held in Pune metropolis, nor made any provocative speeches.

The prosecution’s case was that provocative and inflammatory speeches had been made on the occasion, allegedly backed by the banned CPI (Maoist), which later led to violence at Koregaon Bhima village close to Pune.

The accused within the case have been charged with offences referring to waging a battle towards the nation, being lively members of the CPI (Maoist), felony conspiracy and indulging in acts with an intent to strike terror within the minds of individuals utilizing explosive substances.

The trial courtroom is but to border expenses within the case after which the trial will begin.
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed NIA’s plea difficult the bail granted by the Bombay High Court to scholar-activist Anand Teltumbde within the Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case.

A bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli mentioned it is not going to intervene with the excessive courtroom order granting bail to Teltumbde.

“We will not interfere,” the bench mentioned.

“The petition is dismissed. However, the observations contained in the impugned judgement of the high court shall not be treated as conclusive final findings at the trial,” the apex courtroom famous.

The excessive courtroom had on November 18 granted bail to Teltumbde noting prima facie the one case made out towards him pertains to alleged affiliation with a terror group and the assist given to it, for which the utmost punishment is 10 years in jail.

It had additionally famous there was no proof to indicate he was an lively member of the banned CPI (Maoist) or had indulged in any terrorist act. The excessive courtroom had, nevertheless, stayed its bail order for every week so the National Investigation Agency may enchantment its order within the Supreme Court.

Teltumbde, 73, is the third accused amongst 16 arrested within the case to be launched on bail.

Poet Varavara Rao is at present out on bail on well being grounds, whereas lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj secured common bail.

On November 22, the highest courtroom had agreed to listen to on Friday the anti-terror company’s enchantment.

It had then taken notice of the submissions by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the keep on the operation of the excessive courtroom’s bail order was for every week solely and the matter wanted an pressing listening to. While granting bail, the excessive courtroom mentioned Teltumbde had already spent greater than two years in jail.

After perusing the paperwork submitted by the NIA, the excessive courtroom had mentioned prima facie it can’t be presumed that Teltumbde is actively concerned within the work of the CPI (Maoist) or is an lively member of the group.

Teltumbde is lodged on the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai since his arrest within the case in April 2020.

His brother Milind, a member of the central committee of the CPI (Maoist), was killed in an encounter with safety forces in November 2021 in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli.

Anand Teltumbde had claimed he was not current at the December 31, 2017, Elgar Parishad occasion held in Pune metropolis, nor made any provocative speeches.

The prosecution’s case was that provocative and inflammatory speeches had been made on the occasion, allegedly backed by the banned CPI (Maoist), which later led to violence at Koregaon Bhima village close to Pune.

The accused within the case have been charged with offences referring to waging a battle towards the nation, being lively members of the CPI (Maoist), felony conspiracy and indulging in acts with an intent to strike terror within the minds of individuals utilizing explosive substances.

The trial courtroom is but to border expenses within the case after which the trial will begin.ALSO READ | UAPA being misused to terrorise folks into silence: Anand Teltumbde