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Show one document to prove 5 activists involvement with Maoists: SC

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested on August 26 for alleged links with left-wing rebels called Naxals or Maoists.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2018 16:25 IST
Bhadra Sinha
Bhadra Sinha
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Pune: Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.
Pune: Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
         

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Pune Police to present before it “one document” showing the involvement of five activists in supporting Maoist rebels.

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested on August 26 for alleged links with left-wing rebels called Naxals or Maoists.

Police allege the arrests were part of their probe into an event called Elgar Parishad in Pune on December 31, 2017, when activists and Dalit organisations came together. The next day, violence broke out at Bhima Koregaon, about 40 km from Pune, as tens of thousands of Dalits celebrated the 200th anniversary of an 1818 war between the British army, manned mainly by Dalits, and the state’s Peshwa rulers.

The Supreme Court had extended the activists’ house arrest till September 19.