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Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha was first arrested in connected with this case in August 2018 when the case was probed by the Maharashtra Police. After NIA took over the probe last year, Navlakha surrendered in April 2020. (HT PHOTO).

Supreme Court issues notice on Gautam Navlakha’s plea for default bail

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 12:49 AM IST
  • Navlakha claimed in his petition filed through advocate Shadan Farasat that the 90-day period for filing of charge sheet was over and he was entitled to default bail under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha, was arrested in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Photo)
Civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha, was arrested in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Photo)

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC rejects Gautam Navlakha’s default bail plea

UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:41 AM IST
Navlakha had sought default bail from the special NIA court claiming the charge sheet was not filed against him within the stipulated time of 90 days since his arrest
Bhima-Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT File)
Bhima-Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT File)

Maharashtra orders probe after jailed activist Gautam Navlakha denied spectacles

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The move comes two days after the Bombay High Court criticised authorities at Navi Mumbai’s Taloja jail for refusing to hand over a pair of spectacles to the activist.
Navlakha has been in Taloja jail since his arrest on October 1, 2018.(AP file photo)
Navlakha has been in Taloja jail since his arrest on October 1, 2018.(AP file photo)

Bombay HC pulls up jail officials for denying eyeglasses to Gautam Navlakha

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:32 AM IST
The court’s comments came a day after Navlakha’s partner Sahba Hussain alleged that the 70-year-old activist, who is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, found that his spectacles had been stolen inside jail, and that prison authorities didn’t permit a replacement.
Gautam Navlakha.(File photo)
Gautam Navlakha.(File photo)

Humanity most important: Bombay high court on Gautam Navlakha being denied spectacles in Taloja jail

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Navlakha has been in the jail since his arrest on October 1, 2018. The NIA has alleged that till August 2018, he was a member of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist)
Gautam Navlakha’s family members on Monday claimed that his spectacles were stolen on November 27 inside the Taloja prison, where he is lodged(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Gautam Navlakha’s family members on Monday claimed that his spectacles were stolen on November 27 inside the Taloja prison, where he is lodged(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Gautam Navlakha denied spectacles in Taloja jail; Bombay HC calls for sensitization workshop for jail officials

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:22 PM IST
A division bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik said it has learnt about how spectacles of Navlakha were stolen inside jail and the prison authorities refused to accept the new spectacles sent by his family through courier.
The federal agency took over investigations from the Maharashtra Police in January this year. Navlakha and Teltumbde surrendered before NIA in April this year.(File photo)
The federal agency took over investigations from the Maharashtra Police in January this year. Navlakha and Teltumbde surrendered before NIA in April this year.(File photo)

NIA submits charge sheet against 8 in Bhima Koregaon case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 01:34 AM IST
The charge sheet also alleged that Navlakha has links with Pakistan’s spy agency – Inter-Services Intelligence.
HT Image
HT Image

In 10,000-page charge sheet, NIA names 8 accused in Elgar Parishad case

PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Dr Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Hany Babu Musaliyarveetil Tharayil, three members of Kabir Kala Manch, and Father Stan Swamy are among those named in the charge sheet.
Security personnel at Vijay stambh of Bhima Koregaon in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Security personnel at Vijay stambh of Bhima Koregaon in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

In 10,000-page chargsheet, NIA names 8 accused in Elgar Parishad case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The seven accused are academic and activist Dr Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Hanybabu Musaliyarveetil Tharayil, three members of Kabir Kala Manch (Jyoti Raghoba Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor), and Father Stan Swamy. The eighth accused Milind Teltumbde is said to be on the run
Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde (centre).(HT File)
Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde (centre).(HT File)

Elgar Parishad case: Anand Teltumbde moves court against NIA’s extension of his custody

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 06:07 PM IST
In his plea, he challenged the order, saying the extension on July 12 was not as per the norms laid down under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and hence should be set aside
NIA is also investigating Navlakha’s visits to the US on few occasions to attend seminars on Kashmir organized by Fai’s Kashmiri American Council (KAC).(HT file photo)
NIA is also investigating Navlakha’s visits to the US on few occasions to attend seminars on Kashmir organized by Fai’s Kashmiri American Council (KAC).(HT file photo)

Navlakha quizzed on links with ISI man held in US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Gautam Navlakha was taken into custody by NIA from July 17 till July 22 for interrogation, and was particularly asked about a claim made by US Attorney Neil H MacBride in an affidavit in 2011 on the basis of a FBI investigation that claimed “Gautam Navlakha was introduced to an ISI General for recruitment by Fai at the ISI’s direction”, the officials said.
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India.(AP/ File photo)
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India.(AP/ File photo)

Elghar Parishad case: Gautam Navlakha’s plea for default bail under CrPC rejected

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Navlakha had sought default bail under Section 167 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc), claiming he had been in custody for over 90 days.
Gautam Navlakha, along with nine other activists, is wanted in connection with the violence that broke out in Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon village on January 1, 2018.(Waseem Andrabi/HT file photo)
Gautam Navlakha, along with nine other activists, is wanted in connection with the violence that broke out in Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon village on January 1, 2018.(Waseem Andrabi/HT file photo)

Delhi High Court cannot decide Navlakha’s bail plea: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 12:39 AM IST
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha said only courts in Mumbai, and not the Delhi high court, have the jurisdiction to decide Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea.
NIA moved the apex court against the order. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer, and Indira Banerjee directed the stay and sought response of Navlakha on NIA’s plea by June 15 when the case will be heard next.
NIA moved the apex court against the order. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer, and Indira Banerjee directed the stay and sought response of Navlakha on NIA’s plea by June 15 when the case will be heard next.

Supreme Court stays order on Navlakha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:56 AM IST
The high court had directed the investigating officer to produce the entire set of records filed before NIA courts in Mumbai and Delhi for obtaining a production warrant and for extension of Navlakha’s judicial remand and fixed the matter for hearing next on June 3.
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India(AP)
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India(AP)

European Parliament’s panel on human rights expresses concern at arrest of Indian activists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 11:24 PM IST
In a letter sent to the Union home minister on Thursday, the chair of the subcommittee, Marie Arena, also expressed concern at the action taken by the government against activists and others such as Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider, Kafeel Khan and Sharjeel Imam.
Nine activists, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bhardwak were arrested and chargesheet by Pune Police in 2018 in the case while two others, Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha were arrested earlier this month by NIA.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Nine activists, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bhardwak were arrested and chargesheet by Pune Police in 2018 in the case while two others, Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha were arrested earlier this month by NIA.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Elgar Parishad case: NIA expands scope of its probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 01:21 AM IST
The probe by NIA also focuses on student leaders in various universities and non-government organizations that extended support to the activists.
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha has surrendered before NIA on Tuesday(AP Photo)
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha has surrendered before NIA on Tuesday(AP Photo)

Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde surrender before NIA in Bhima Koregaon case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 06:34 PM IST
Gautam Navlakha has sought a speedy trial for self and his fellow accused in the Bhima Koregaon case
Navlakha, Teltumbde and several other activists have been booked by Pune Police for their alleged Maoist links and several other charges following the violence at Koregaon Bhima village in Pune district on January 1, 2018.(AP)
Navlakha, Teltumbde and several other activists have been booked by Pune Police for their alleged Maoist links and several other charges following the violence at Koregaon Bhima village in Pune district on January 1, 2018.(AP)

SC rejects Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde’s anticipatory bail pleas, get 3 weeks to surrender

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 03:28 PM IST
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah asked both the activists to surrender within three weeks.
(HT FILE Photo)
(HT FILE Photo)

Elgar Parishad case: HC rejects anticipatory bail pleas of Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:44 PM IST
Justice Prakash Naik extended the interim protection from arrest granted to both of them for four weeks.
During the visit to the CRPF headquarters on Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the operational preparedness of CRPF, which is the key law and order force in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal affected districts.(PTI PHOTO.)
During the visit to the CRPF headquarters on Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the operational preparedness of CRPF, which is the key law and order force in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal affected districts.(PTI PHOTO.)

Amit Shah asks CRPF to take ‘effective action’ against urban Naxals, facilitators

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 09:08 AM IST
During the visit, Shah reviewed the operational preparedness of CRPF, which is the key law and order force in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal affected districts. CRPF director general Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar apprised him about the force’s plans to tackle insurgency.
Gautam Navlakha’s lawyer said there was absolutely no material to link the journalist-cum-writer with the crimes and inadmissible electronic data was being portrayed as evidence.(AP Photo)
Gautam Navlakha’s lawyer said there was absolutely no material to link the journalist-cum-writer with the crimes and inadmissible electronic data was being portrayed as evidence.(AP Photo)

Elgar Parishad Case: No interim protection from arrest to Navlakha

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 06:48 AM IST
The special court also said the documents seized from the house search of some of the accused revealed a ‘deep-rooted conspiracy of extremely serious repercussions and the applicant (Navlakha) was a party to the said conspiracy’.
Gautam Navlakha has enjoyed interim protection for over a year in the case, granted by the Bombay High Court as well as the Supreme Court.(AP File Photo)
Gautam Navlakha has enjoyed interim protection for over a year in the case, granted by the Bombay High Court as well as the Supreme Court.(AP File Photo)

Gautam Navlakha’s anticipatory bail in Elgar Parishad case rejected by Pune court

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 04:18 AM IST
Minutes after rejecting the anticipatory bail application, the same judge rejected extension of interim protection. This leaves the police free to arrest Gautam Navlakha.
The police alleged Navlakha and others accused in the Bhima Koregaon case had Maoist links and were working towards toppling the government.(HT File Photo)
The police alleged Navlakha and others accused in the Bhima Koregaon case had Maoist links and were working towards toppling the government.(HT File Photo)

Gautam Navlakha’s arrest shield extended by Supreme Court till October 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Navlakha’s request to cancel a first information report (FIR) filed against him in the January 1, 2018 caste clashes at Bhima Koregaon in Maharasthra’s Pune district had been rejected by the Bombay high court.
On September 30, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing Navlakha’s plea.(AP Photo)
On September 30, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing Navlakha’s plea.(AP Photo)

Fifth SC judge recuses from hearing Gautam Navlakha’s plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2019 01:53 AM IST
Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest granted by the high court ends on Friday.
TheSupreme Court said Gautam Navlakha’s plea would come up for hearing before another bench on October 3.(HT Photo)
TheSupreme Court said Gautam Navlakha’s plea would come up for hearing before another bench on October 3.(HT Photo)

Bhima-Koregaon case: Justice Gavai recuses from hearing Gautam Navlakha’s plea

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 05:11 PM IST
Justice Gavai’s recusal came a day after Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had recused himself from hearing Navlakha’s plea.
Bombay high court .(HT Photo)
Bombay high court .(HT Photo)

Bombay high court reserves order on Navlakha’s plea to quash FIR

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 02:31 AM IST
The court, however, also observed that terrorists are not only those who drop bombs, but also those who abet them.
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing Navlakha’s petition, which sought the quashing of the first information report (FIR) filed against him by the Pune police in connection with the stone-pelting incident at Bhima-Koregaon in 2018.(HT Photo)
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing Navlakha’s petition, which sought the quashing of the first information report (FIR) filed against him by the Pune police in connection with the stone-pelting incident at Bhima-Koregaon in 2018.(HT Photo)

Navlakha linked to banned terror group, state tells HC

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing Navlakha’s petition, which sought the quashing of the first information report (FIR) filed against him by the Pune police in connection with the stone-pelting incident at Bhima-Koregaon in 2018.
The Bombay high court (HC) on Friday extended interim relief from arrest to activist Gautam Navlakha.(Hindustan Times)
The Bombay high court (HC) on Friday extended interim relief from arrest to activist Gautam Navlakha.(Hindustan Times)

Bhima-Koregaon accused gets interim relief from arrest

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 04:17 AM IST
When the writ petition of Navlakha — seeking quashing of the FIR against him by the Pune police in connection with Bhima- Koregaon violence — came up for hearing , his advocate informed the court that he needed some time to make additional submissions on behalf of his client.
A bike is burnt in Mumbai in January 2018 after the Bhima-Koregaon violence.(HT FILE)
A bike is burnt in Mumbai in January 2018 after the Bhima-Koregaon violence.(HT FILE)

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Why can’t FIRs against activists be quashed, asks Bombay high court

Hindustan Times | By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2018 12:51 AM IST
The bench said the state is yet to produce evidence that would establish the role of the trio in the incident
Human rights activist Arun Ferreira being arrested from his residence in Thane after the Pune Sessions Court rejected his bail plea in Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI/HT)
Human rights activist Arun Ferreira being arrested from his residence in Thane after the Pune Sessions Court rejected his bail plea in Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI/HT)

Elgar Parishad arrests: Pune court rejects bail pleas of civil rights activists

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 05:10 PM IST
The Pune Police had arrested these three activists along with two others - poet P Varavara Rao and Gautam Navlakha - on August 28 in connection with the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31. These civil rights activists were charged with inciting violence at Bhima Koregaon the next day as per the investigations done by Pune Police.
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