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Elgar Parishad Case: Activist Anand Teltumbde Files Fresh Bail Plea Before NIA Court

File picture of activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde.

The courtroom had in July refused to grant “default” bail to Academician and activist Anand Teltumbde (70), who’s in jail for practically 9 months now.

  • PTI Mumbai
  • Last Updated: January 12, 2021, 21:35 IST

Academician and activist Anand Teltumbde, arrested within the Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case, on Tuesday moved a contemporary bail plea earlier than a particular National Investigation Agency (NIA) courtroom right here, his lawyer mentioned. As per his lawyer, Teltumbde has sought bailon deserves of the case.

The matter has been saved for listening to on January 27 by the NIA courtroom, the lawyer added. The courtroom had in July refused to grant “default” bail to Teltumbde (70), who’s in jail for practically 9 months now.

He had sought bail underneath part 167 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on July 13 after the NIA did not file a charge-sheet in opposition to him inside 90 days as mandated underneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The CrPC part offers for bail on default if a charge-sheet shouldn’t be filed inside 90 days from the date of first remand.

Teltumbde was arrested by the NIA on April 14, 2020, after he surrendered on the Supreme Court’s route. Teltumbde and several other different activists have been booked underneath stringent provisions of the UAPA for allegedly having hyperlinks with Maoists and conspiring to overthrow the federal government.

They have been initially booked by the Pune police after violence erupted close to Koregaon-Bhima, on outskirts of Pune metropolis, a day after an Elgar Parishad conclave was organised. Inflammatory speeches and provocative statements made on the Elgar Parishad meet held in Pune on December 31, 2017, triggered the violence at Koregaon-Bhima the subsequent day, the police had alleged.

According to the police, the occasion was “backed” by Maoists. The NIA later took over the probe into the case.

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