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#BombayHighCourt is hearing the application filed by #BhimaKoregaon accused #VaravaraRao seeking extension of the interim bail granted to him.

Rao was granted interim bail in February 22, 2021 by the Bench led by Justice SS Shinde for 6 months.…
Matter kept back as ASG is not present. To be heard post lunch break at 2.30 pm.

#BombayHighCourt #VaravaraRao
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#BombayHighCourt is hearing the plea filed by 8 accused in #BhimaKoregaon case challenging the cognizance taken by Pune Sessions judge of the chargesheet in the case.
Advcoate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni is making submissions on behalf of #Maharashtragovernment.
Kumbhakoni reads out prayers of the petition. Points out that the present plea is for quashing of the order.

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Only a few minutes to go for #PrivacySupreme 2021!

Four years since the landmark #Puttaswamy judgement, join us for a discussion on the future of your right to privacy in the wake of the #PegasusLeaks 👇🏽…
Today, we're talking about the #PegasusProject reports. @MitaliLive will be speaking with @ShashiTharoor on what could be India's response to such an exposé — where are investigations headed, and how can we move ahead in India? #PrivacySupreme
The #Pegasus story in India is not recent. @ShashiTharoor takes us through the trajectory of parliamentary responses to it. #PrivacySupreme
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NIA's draft before the Special Judge at Mumbai lays down allegations against 22 Accused in the Bhima Koregaon Violence cases.
List of accused:
Sudhir Pralhad Dhawale, Rona Jacob Wilson, Surendra Pundlikrao Gadling, Shoma Kanti Sen, Mahesh Sitaram Raut, P. Varavara Rao, Vernon Stanislaus Gonsalves, Arun Thomas Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Bapurao Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Hanu Babu..
..Tatyaram Gorkhe, Murlidhar Gaichor, Raghobha Shankar Jagtap, Stan Swamy (Late) &
absconding - Milind Teltumbde, Com Prakash Alias Navin Alias Ritupan Goswami, Com Manglu, Com Deepu, Kishan Alias Prashanto Bose and Mupalla Laxmana Rao.
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#BombayHighCourt is hearing the appeal by 8 accused in #BhimaKoregaon case challenging the cognizance taken by the Sessions Judge Pune in the pre trial proceedings of the case.
Adv Sudeep Pasbola is making submissions on behalf of the petitioner accused.

Pasbola: On June 7, 2018 when the accused were first produced before the Sessions Judge, Pune, they had raised an objection on the jurisdiction.

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Brk: NIA chargesheet in #BhimaKoregaon case has made startling & serious revelations, it has mentioned how JNU & TISS students were recruited for terrorist activities..
Peoplr linked to Elgar Parishad, have been named in the chargesheet..
People *
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On 11 June, I sent a letter to the Government of 🇮🇳#India on the deteriorating health of 15 detained HRDs.

One month later, one of the subjects of the communication, Fr. Stan Swamy, died. I still have serious concerns for the health of the remaining HRDs.…
The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act is reportedly being misused to keep human rights defenders in jail for prolonged periods.

Human Rights Defenders detained in the #BhimaKoregaon case in particular have allegedly not benefited from fair trial guarantees.
Communications remain confidential for 60 days, giving the Government an opportunity to respond to the allegations.

No response has been received to date.

@VishalManve12 @NihaMasih @MujMash @SundeepDougal @sukanyashantha @GargiRawat @pbhushan1 @arpanc_
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❗️ Serious allegations were made in the #BhimaKoregaon case, such as a plot to assassinate the PM & involvement with maoist militants.

But recent reports by the digital forensics firm #ArsenalConsulting prove these allegations false! Follow 🧵 👇🏽1/n…
While the reports themselves are fairly technical, the crux of the report is that electronic hacking of Rona Wilson & Surendra Gadling took place for almost 2 yrs before they were arrested!

The attackers' goals: surveillance + incriminating document delivery. #BhimaKoregaon 2/n
Here’s more: Arsenal has connected the same attacker to different but significant malware intrusions, both in the #BhimaKoregaon case as well as defendants in other high-profile Indian cases! 3/n…
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#BombayHighCourt to continue hearing the default bail plea of #BhimaKoregaon accused Sudha Bharadwaj.

Hearing before Bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar.

Adv Yug Mohit Chaudhry appears for Bharadwaj.

ASG Anil Singh appears for NIA.

AG Ashutosh Kumbhakoni appears for Pune Police (Maharashtra government)
Chaudhry is continuing with his submissions.

He begins with the judgment in the case of Vikramjit Singh vs State Of Madhya Pradesh to argue that all scheduled offences come under the Special Courts.

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JustIn: Letter to #CJI NV Ramana seeking recusal of Justice SS Shinde of Bombay High Court from hearing the #bhimakoregaon Violence cases by @LegalLro
Shinde J had recently stated in court while hearing bail plea of Stan Swamy (UAPA accused)-he had great respect for Swamy’s work. Image
In our considered view, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shinde, in making this comment, has crossed the line of Judicial propriety, since he was the Judge hearing the Bail Applications of Stan Swamy, and he has also been hearing the other matters involving the Bhima Koregaon incident: Letter
With utmost respect, we are of the opinion that a Judge who has to adjudicate on the merits of an extremely serious criminal charges, commenting openly about being appreciative of the work of one of the accused, casts shadow on his impartiality and fairness: Letter states
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#BombayHighCourt bench of Justices S S Shinde & N J Jamadar hearing a plea filed by now deceased #StanSwamy, who had sought interim bail on medical grounds.

Sr Adv Mihir Joshi for Swamy
ASG Anil Singh for #NIA
Aruna Pai, Chief Prosecutor for state
Desai: Our prayer is limited to four issues.
Fr Frazer Mascarenhas be allowed to participate in Magistrate enquiry in #StanSwamy's custodial death enquiry.
@India_NHRC guidelines on custodial death be followed.
Since he died in #Mumbai enquiry should be done here
Desai: Lastly, the enquiry report be submitted before this court.

ASG Singh: Only two point submissions from our end. Let the enquiry be conducted as per law. No need to follow any guidelines as the law mandates an enquiry.

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#BombayHighCourt to continue hearing posthumously the bail pleas filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Father #StanSwamy kept pending to ascertain the veracity of claims of negligence by NIA and Taloja Prison Authorities towards Swamy’s health.

Bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar to hear the pleas.

Sr Adv Mihir Desai to appear for Swamy.

ASG Anil Singh to appear for NIA.

Chief PP Aruna Pai to appear for State of Maharashtra.

#BombayHighCourt #StanSwamy
Hearing begins.
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It's one hell of a Monday. If you haven't had time to read the #Pegasus hacking revelations in detail, here are a few observations from day 1 & 2.
A thread I'll keep building.
1. Today we learnt from #PegasusProject & @thewire_in that potential targets for political spying, ahead of the 2019 election, include Congress president Rahul Gandhi and – equally shocking – Ashok Lavasa, the most independent of India's three election commissioners.
... @PrashantKishor is on the list, and offered his phone for forensic analysis, which proves that he was being spied on from before the election until as recently as July 14, 2021. Right through his crucial role helping the TMC through the West Bengal elections.
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#BombayHC Bench led by Justice Sambhaji Shinde is hearing petition filed by Late Fr Stan Swamy, seeking interim bail.

Adv Mihir Desai for Swamy

Adv Sandesh Patil for NIA.
Desai: We are now concerned with the Magistrate enquiry under section 176 CrPC. The next of the kin may be allowed to participate in the enquiry.

May Fr Mascarenhas be allowed through his counsel.

#BombayHC #StanSwamy
Justice Shinde points out that the HC bench led by him has been agreeing to the requests of Swamy right from day one to get medical attention. We are speechless outside (of the court). You (Desai) can clear the position out that we have always agreed with you.

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#BombayHighCourt to hear the appeals filed by Father #StanSwamy (who has now passed away) challenging the rejection of bail (on merits and medical grounds) by the Special NIA Court, Mumbai.

Hearing before Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar.

Sr Adv Mihir Desai: I am only seeking limited reliefs. We are concerned with magistrate enquiry.
1. That the next of kin should be allowed to participate that is mentioned in the section..

Court: But who will participate?

#ElgarParishad #BombayHighCourt
Desai: Fr Mascerenhas will participate. He is his friend.

#ElgarParishad #BombayHighCourt
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A special NIA court in Mumbai rejected the bail application filed by Anand Teltumbde, who was arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad-Maoist links. The court said the charges against him were prima facie true.

“On the contrary, I have no hesitation to conclude that there is sufficient material to enable the Court to reach to prima facie conclusion that the accusations made against the applicant are prima facie true,” said the Court.
The court also discarded the contention raised by Anand Teltumbde as a ground in his bail application that his educational   qualification and social background, needs to be considered while deciding bail application.
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#BombayHC bench of Justices Sambhaji Shinde and Nizamoodin Jamadar will hear pleas filed by Rona Wilson and Shoma Sen, both relying on a US based forensic lab report that stated the incriminating material found in Wilson's computer was actually planted on his PC.
Sr Adv Indira Jaisingh for Rona Wilson, Sr Adv Anand Grover for Shoma Sen.
ASG Anil Singh for #NIA

There's some audio issue at Jaisingh's end. Bench asks her to adjust her audio device.
Jaisingh - Maharashtra govt has filed an affidavit. Have gone through it. Points out that she has submitted a list of dates pertaining to the matter.

ASG - Five minutes back, I have received two compilations, one of 700 pages, one of 100 pages.

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#BombayHighCourt to hear the petitions filed by #BhimaKoregaon accused Rona Wilson and Shoma Sen seeking quashing of the chargesheet against them, alleging fraudulent evidence gathered by NIA.

Hearing before Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar.


Hearing begins.

Sr Adv Indira Jaising: This is a set of two petitions. State has also filed the affidavit. I am ready to go on with the matter.

#BombayHighCourt #ElgarParishad
ASG Anil Singh: Just 5 minutes back, I have received 2 compilations. 700 pages and 160 pages.

Jaising: There is nothing new in the record. These are judgments of Supreme Court for the benefit of the court.
Another compilation is proceedings of trial court.

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#BombayHC bench of Justices Sambhaji Shinde and Nizamoodin Jamadar to shortly hear plea filed by late Fr Stan Swamy, who had sought bail on medical grounds. Swamy died last week. Image
Sr. Adv Might Desai for Swamy
Public Prosecutor Aruna Kamat Pai for state. ASG Anil Singh for #NIA

Desai: He wanted to be cremated so he has been cremated.
#BombayHC #StanSwamy
Pai: A compilation of medical papers pertaining to #StanSwamy has been submitted.

Desai: Holy Family hospital has also submitted the medical papers.

#ASG: We don't have any of these medical papers with us.

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Yesterday #StanSwamy died, after eight months in prison conditions that exacerbated his Parkinson's. He was one of the jailed human-rights advocates aka #BhimaKoregaon 16.
The story of the evidence against them is... amazing and bizarre, and is worth going over. A thread.
2. After the first arrests in June of 2018, police began to leak sensational 'electronic evidence' – letters found on the activists' laptops, which showed their links to Maoist guerillas. The most shocking letter even proposed a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Modi.
3. The letters were strangely explicit: Conspirators used each others' real names, instead of aliases as Maoists typically do.
They openly detailed requirements for arms and planned attacks, without using code-words.
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With #StanSwamy's death, there are now 15 accused in jail for alleged involvment in #BhimaKoregaon case, alleged conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister #NarendraModi, overthrow govt & wage war against India.
This THREAD takes you govt claims, evidence & profiles of accused
The 15 are charged under 10 sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA), whose legal processes, as @abhinavsekhri10's July 2020 analysis showed, render a person’s guilt or innocence irrelevant.…
#NIA never sought #StanSwamy's custody, alleged he was "a member of the CPI Maoist” & recd Rs 8 lakh. It said an org for prisoners, which he set up with #SudhaBharadwaj, was a Maoist front. @ChitrangadaC wrote how he served dispossessed for 50 yrs…
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Why is #HathrasLobby,upset about #StanSwamy?

Special Judge of NIA Court DE Kothalikar rejected Bail plea of Stan Swamy,who had links with banned #Maoist Organisation

Why is dimwit @RahulGandhi upset at death of Stan Swamy,who wanted to Murder Democracy?…
@INCIndia,#RahulGandhi,his acolytes& #KhanMarketGang need to explain,why so much love for hardcore #Maoist,Stan Swamy,who wanted to overthrow democratically elected govt of the day in India?

#StanSwamy took money from Comrade Mohan for conspiring to act against the Indian State
Case was registered vide FIR No 04/2018 dated 08.01.2018 at PS Vishrambaug,Pune,Maharashtra regarding inciting people&giving provocative speeches during #ElgarParishad organized by activists of #KabirKalaManch on 31.12.2017 at Shanivarwada,Pune

#StanSwamy,lobby,misguiding people
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Implicated on political instructions in a made-up conspiracy. Yes, blame Fadnavis & Co for #StanSwamy institutional murder.

But our Judiciary should hang its head in shame! For rubber-stamping remand requests. Denying bail. Blindly accepting terror charges & not dismissing them.
Rest in peace #FatherStanSwamy, after these months of horrific torture you had to endure. For the crime of speaking up for tribals.

Shame on NIA, Fadnavis & Co, GOI for falsely charging 84-year old Jesuit activist-priest & jailing him and #Judiciary for denying bail repeatedly!
If this does not shake #JudicialConscience, nothing will. #FatherStanSwamy murder by incarceration should, at least now, wake up our Esteemed Hon’ble Lordships.

Fast-track cases and release #SudhaBhardwaj #GautamNavlakha #AnandTeltumbde and others framed in #BhimaKoregaon case!
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As his bail plea was being heard, Stan Swamy, 84, who used constitutional rights to assist Adivasis, Dalits, undertrials for half a century, died. A Jesuit priest, Swamy was #NIA’s 16th & oldest, arrest in the #BhimaKoregaon case. @ChitrangadaC's profile…
“In Father Stan, I found a compassionate person who wanted dignity and self-respect for all Indians,” said Damodar Turi, who helped start an anti-displacement advocacy in 2006 in Jharkhand with people like Swamy. “An ally of the oppressed, from the streets to the courts.”
With no substantive response from central or state govts, Swamy & Turi's research team mapped undertrials in Jharkhand prisons. Travelling, filing right-to-information requests—most unanswered—in each dist, their 2016 report recorded lives of 102 #UAPA undertrials statewide.
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