Maharashtra Govt :Special National investigation Agency for Not Taking Cognizance Of Bhima Koregaon Case

On Friday, Maharashtra Government and the National Investigation Agency continued their arguments opposing Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad accused Sudha Bharadwaj’s bail application.

A divisiobench of Justices Shinde and NJ Jamadar was hearing Bharadwaj’s plea under sections 439, 482 and section 167(2)(a)(i) of the Criminal Procedure Code read with section 43 D(2)of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and also observed that the records of the Court were consistent with the RTI documents produced by Bharadwaj to show that the Pune Judge was not notified as a Special Court under the NIA Act.

The State and NIA’s argument that offences under UAPA would go before a special court only if the NIA investigates the case.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh said that Bharadwaj hasn’t filed a valid default bail application at the time. the next hearing on August 2, 2021 the court will also hear arguments in a 2019 plea by other accused in the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case, seeking bail.

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