38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Bhima Koregaon Case: SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Order Refusing Extension Of Time To File Chargesheet

By LawStreet News Network      13 February, 2019 12:00 AM      0 Comments
Bhima Koregaon Case: SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Order Refusing Extension Of Time To File Chargesheet

The Supreme Court today (February 13, 2019) set aside the Bombay High Court’s order that had refused to grant 90-days extension of time to Maharashtra Police for filing the chargesheet in the Bhima Koregaon case.

The judgment delivered by a Bench comprising of Chief Justice of IndiaRanjan Gogoi and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and L. Nageswara Rao thereby upholds the extension of time granted to the Pune Police by the Special Court on September 2, 2018.

Further, the judgment also means that the arrested activists - Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhavale – will not get the benefit of 'default bail' to seek release from custody.

The matter was pertaining to a request made by the Pune Police on August 30, 2018, to Special Court in Pune to extend the detention of those detained under Section 43-D of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967.

Earlier on October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court had stayed the High Court’s order which led to the detention of the accused persons and thereafter reserved its judgment on January 10, 2019.

The accused activists were arrested in connection to the event ‘Elgar Parishad’ held in Pune to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle. This event was followed by violence and clashes.

The arrested lawyers and activists were charged under the UAPA and were alleged to have links with Left-wing extremist groups.

Share this article:

User Avatar

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Legal Insiders
Overreaching Jurisdiction: A critique of the Supreme Court's adventurism for LGBTQIA rights

In its over-enthusiasm to protect LGBTQIA+ rights, has the Supreme Court exceeded its constitutional mandate under Article 142? A Delhi University research scholar evaluates the theme.

22 April, 2024 10:48 AM
Trending Legal Insiders
New criminal laws watershed moment for society: CJI [Read Inaugural Remarks]

CJI Chandrachud hails new criminal laws as a watershed moment, marking a significant overhaul for the justice system, emphasizing adaptation and technology's role.

22 April, 2024 11:26 AM


Trending Judiciary
Burden to prove dishonest damage to electric meter is for electricity theft, is on the prosecution: Delhi HC [Read Judgment]

Delhi High Court has held that the burden to prove that a person has ‘dishonestly’ damaged an electric meter to commit electricity theft is on the prosecution.

17 April, 2024 05:41 PM
Trending Judiciary
PIL filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in SC for 3-yr Bachelor of Law degree after Class XII

PIL by Ashwini Kumar in SC seeks to shorten law degree to 3 years post-Class XII, citing current 5-year span as irrational.

18 April, 2024 11:21 AM
Trending Executive
Centre sets up high-powered committee to suggest measures to end discrimination against queer community [Read Order]

Centre forms committee to end discrimination against the queer community, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, following a Supreme Court directive.

18 April, 2024 12:11 PM
Trending Judiciary
After Karnataka HC, Delhi HC sets aside Government circular banning 23 'ferocious' dog breeds [Read Judgement]

After Karnataka High Court, the Delhi High Court has set aside a Government circular banning 23 'ferocious' dog breeds.

18 April, 2024 01:06 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email