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Bharadwaj says Pune judge who denied bail not of correct rank

Sudha Bharadwaj’s counsel Yug Chaudhry submitted that the judge who granted the 90-day extension of her custody to Pune Police in 2018 was not competent and that the order was illegal.
Sudha Bharadwaj. (HT Photo)
Sudha Bharadwaj. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 01:48 AM IST
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ByKAY Dodhiya , Mumbai

At Singhu border, banners ask protesters to uphold dignity of stir

Another banner read, “The farmers are conducting peaceful protests in different parts of the country. Kindly cooperate with them to uphold the dignity of their movement. They (farmers) are innocent and responsible for providing food to the nation.”
The move comes after a section of protesters at another protest site, the Tikri border, on Thursday, had held up posters demanding the release of political activists and intellectuals like Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Sudha Bharadwaj and Anand Teltumbde.(HT Photos)
The move comes after a section of protesters at another protest site, the Tikri border, on Thursday, had held up posters demanding the release of political activists and intellectuals like Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Sudha Bharadwaj and Anand Teltumbde.(HT Photos)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar

There is an environment of fear in India. The State must renew the commitment to rights

The action against a range of intellectuals and activists and journalists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Stan Swamy, Apoorvanand, Harsh Mander are among the better-known examples — indicates that the space for free expression and dissent is jeopardised
Sudha Bharadwaj in Pune, India, October 27, 2018)(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Sudha Bharadwaj in Pune, India, October 27, 2018)(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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SC says Sudha Bharadwaj has ‘good grounds’ for bail on merits

A bench headed by justice UU Lalit said the court was not inclined to grant bail to her on medical grounds, but suggested that she move a plea on standard grounds.
A bench headed by justice UU Lalit said the court was not inclined to grant bail to her on medical grounds, but suggested that she move a plea on standard grounds.
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj seeks bail on medical grounds, SC advises this

Sudha Bharadwaj’s counsel decided to withdraw her bail plea filed on medical grounds on the Supreme Court’s suggestion.
Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI Photo)
Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 03:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Elgar Parishad accused Sudha Bhardwaj’s bail application rejected

Sudha Bharadwaj had sought bail citing her co-morbidities and the crowded Byculla women’s prison where she is kept.
State has assured to provide Sudha Bharadwaj complete medical attention.(HT Photo)
State has assured to provide Sudha Bharadwaj complete medical attention.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Elgar Parishad case: HC directs state to provide medical reports of accused to their families

The court has held that the inmates and their families have the right to know the status of their health condition and, as a result, the reports must be shared with them at the earliest
Mumbai, India - Aug. 28, 2015 : Bombay High Court : ( Photo by Bhushan Koyande )
Mumbai, India - Aug. 28, 2015 : Bombay High Court : ( Photo by Bhushan Koyande )
Published on Aug 25, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya

Elgar Parishad case: NIA opposes bail pleas of Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao

After hearing arguments from the NIA, the HC, however, directed the state prison authorities to permit Rao’s family members to contact him through video call and directed the Maharashtra government to submit the latest health report of the Bharadwaj.
Eighty one-year-old Varavara Rao has been undergoing treatment at the Nanavati Hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.(AP File Photo)
Eighty one-year-old Varavara Rao has been undergoing treatment at the Nanavati Hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 04:47 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

NIA opposes Sudha Bhardwaj’s bail plea, says she is getting best treatment in jail

Sudha Bhardwaj has been lodged in jail since 2018 after her arrest in the Elgar Parishad case.
Sudha Bharadwaj (left) after she was arrested by the Pune police on August 28, 2018.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Sudha Bharadwaj (left) after she was arrested by the Pune police on August 28, 2018.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 28, 2020 07:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Elgar Parishad case: 9 accused sent to judicial custody till March 13

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Updated on Feb 29, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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ByCharul Shah, Mumbai

Bhima-Koregaon case: HC denies bail to three activists

Justice Sarang Kotwal rejected their bail pleas, noticing that there was sufficient material and reasonable grounds to believe that the accusations made against the trio were prima facie true.
The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday denied bail to activists Sudha Bharadwaj, 57, Vernon Gonsalves, 61, and Arun Ferreira, 45, arrested by Pune Police in connection with the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday denied bail to activists Sudha Bharadwaj, 57, Vernon Gonsalves, 61, and Arun Ferreira, 45, arrested by Pune Police in connection with the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 03:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

High Court rejects bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira

The activists were arrested by Pune police on October 27, 2018 on a charge of being part of a banned Maoist organisation and inciting violence after the Elgar Parishad held at Pune.
une police claimed that call data records of three accused showed that they were in constant touch with others arrested in the case, Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson.(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)
une police claimed that call data records of three accused showed that they were in constant touch with others arrested in the case, Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson.(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 11:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Nothing incriminating in docus used against Sudha Bharadwaj, says her lawyer

Choudhary, while replying to queries posed by a bench of justice Sarang Kotwal regarding admissibility of letters recovered from the computers of co-accused Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson, submitted that as per the Evidence Act, the documents could suffice to implicate the two if the said documents were written by them and recovered from their possession, but not Bharadwaj.
Sudha Bharadwaj arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case should be granted bail as the documents that the state has relied on don’t incriminate her, the activist’s lawyer Yug Choudhary argued in the Bombay high court on Friday.(HT Photo)
Sudha Bharadwaj arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case should be granted bail as the documents that the state has relied on don’t incriminate her, the activist’s lawyer Yug Choudhary argued in the Bombay high court on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 02:23 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

Activists’ Bhima Koregaon case: media asked to leave court as Ferreira alleges police violence

Judge Vadane then asked the media and other advocates present to leave and recorded Ferrira’s statement in the presence of just the public prosecutor and the defence counsels
Human rights activist Arun Ferreira alleges police violence in Bhima Koregaon case(HT/PHOTO)
Human rights activist Arun Ferreira alleges police violence in Bhima Koregaon case(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Elgar Parishad case: Bail hearings of accused to be heard in Pune court on November 13-14

The judge in his order stated that prima facie there appeared to be serious charges against all the accused of conspiring and indulging in anti-national activities
The bail plea application of Surendra Gadling will be heard on November 13.(HT photo)
The bail plea application of Surendra Gadling will be heard on November 13.(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Bhima Koregaon case: Pune court remands activists Sudha, Vernon and Arun to police custody till November 6

Advocate Siddhartha Patil, who represented Ferreira, said necessary material had been seized long ago and the police had two months to check and investigate the matter.
Activist Sudha Bharadwaj at Pune court on Saturday. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)(RAHUL RAUT/ HT)
Activist Sudha Bharadwaj at Pune court on Saturday. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)(RAHUL RAUT/ HT)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 02:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira sent to police custody till Nov 6

Public prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar told the court that the activists were “involved in a larger conspiracy that could harm the security and integrity of the country”.
Protest demanding release of five activists (Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj who have been under house arrest since August 29) in the Bhima Koregaon Case, at Jantar Mantar on September 28.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Protest demanding release of five activists (Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj who have been under house arrest since August 29) in the Bhima Koregaon Case, at Jantar Mantar on September 28.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Bhima Koregaon case: Activists taken into custody after Pune court rejects bail petitions

A Pune Court rejected the bail rejected the bail pleas of Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bharadwaj who were arrested by Pune police for their alleged Maoist links and also refused to grant them any relief by staying their arrest to enable them to approach the HC.
Activists Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, along with Telugu poet P Varavara Rao were arrested on August 28 in country-wide raids for alleged links with Left-wing rebels.(HT File Photo)
Activists Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, along with Telugu poet P Varavara Rao were arrested on August 28 in country-wide raids for alleged links with Left-wing rebels.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 11:53 PM IST
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Bhima-Koregaon case: Pune court rejects bail pleas of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves

The prosecution had argued against the bail of all three left-leaning activists saying they have “corroborative evidence” against the activists which establishes their links with banned outfit CPI (Maoist).
Activists Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, along with Telugu poet P Varavara Rao were arrested on August 28 in country-wide raids for alleged links with Left-wing rebels.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Activists Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, along with Telugu poet P Varavara Rao were arrested on August 28 in country-wide raids for alleged links with Left-wing rebels.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 05:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

#UrbanMaoists probe: Pune court rejects bail applications of Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves

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, which allegedly triggered violence at Koregaon Bhima the next day.
Vernon Gonsalves taken to Farazkhana police station in Pune on August 29.(HT PHOTO)
Vernon Gonsalves taken to Farazkhana police station in Pune on August 29.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Supreme Court reserves verdict on 5 activists’ arrests in Bhima-Koregaon case

Activists Vara Vara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navalakha were arrested from different cities during simultaneous raids by the Maharashtra police on August 28.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 06:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘No thing as urban Naxalism, they’re Left-wing intellectuals’: Chidambaram

The senior Congress leader, who was in Nagpur on Saturday, said that he did not agree with that term (Urban Naxalite) and would answer the question only when it was replaced.
Former Union minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Former Union minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 02, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | ByPradip Maitra

Families of arrested activists say police evidence ‘fabricated’

Activist Vernon Gonsalves’s wife Susan Abraham called the arrests a ploy to divert attention from the real culprits behind the Koregaon-Bhima violence.
People stage protest to condemn the arrest of activists at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai on September 1.(HT Photo)
People stage protest to condemn the arrest of activists at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai on September 1.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 10:46 PM IST
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New Delhi/Mumbai/Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India

Letters alleging links to Maoists concocted to criminalise me, human rights activists, claims lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj

Human rights lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, who is under house arrest, said a purported letter shown by the Pune Police is a “mixture of innocuous”. The letter allegedly indicates Bharadwaj has links to Maoists.
Human rights advocate Sudha Bharadwaj after she was arrested by the Pune Police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Faridabad on August 28, 2018.(PTI)
Human rights advocate Sudha Bharadwaj after she was arrested by the Pune Police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Faridabad on August 28, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 11:46 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘Dissent is democracy’s safety valve,’ says Supreme Court; orders house arrest of 5 activists

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, revolutionary poet P Varavara Rao, civil rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers and activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested by Pune police on Tuesday.
Activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of poet and activist Varavara Rao in Hyderabad on August 29.(AFP Photo)
Activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of poet and activist Varavara Rao in Hyderabad on August 29.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Pune/Mumbai | ByHT Correspondents

Human rights panel issues notice to Maharashtra government on arrests of five rights activists

Tuesday’s arrests of lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, civil liberties activists Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Fereira and poet-activist Varavara Rao from different parts of India, triggered a massive outcry.
People from various organisations stage a protest against arrests of five rights activists, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
People from various organisations stage a protest against arrests of five rights activists, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByIndo Asian News Service

Activists arrested for alleged Maoist links involved in conspiracy with banned groups: Police

Pune police said that all the arrested activists were associated with a banned outfit. A former supreme court judge termed the police version ‘propaganda’.
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao after a medical chek-up following his arrest by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, in Hyderabad on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao after a medical chek-up following his arrest by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, in Hyderabad on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 07:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByYogesh Joshi
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