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Bhima Koregaon violence: SC sets aside Bombay HC judgement regarding chargesheet against activist

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New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Wednesday has set aside the Bombay High Court’s order which denied to give an extension of 90 days to file a chargesheet against 5 activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.

The Court also upheld the extension of detention for completion of the investigation. Surendra Gadling and other activists arrested in this case will not get default bail and will now have to seek regular bail.

Earlier the top court had reserved its verdict on the Maharashtra government’s appeal challenging the refusal of the Bombay High Court to extend the 90-day limit for filing charge-sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. A bench had stated that it would pass orders after the counsel for the parties concluded their arguments.

The top court has delivered its judgement on the appeal of the state government against the Bombay High Court’s order refusing to extend the time limit of 90 days by another 90 days for filing the probe report in the violence case. The charge-sheet has already been filed by the state police before a local court in the case.

The Pune Police had arrested lawyer Surendra Gadling, Nagpur University professor Shoma Sen, Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, activist Mahesh Raut and Kerala native Rona Wilson in June for their alleged links with Maoists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).


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