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Gautam Navlakha may be released today in Elgar Parishad case, will be under house arrest for a month

Elgar Parishad-Maoist: Social activist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist relationship case, was not released from jail till late in the evening as the official formalities could not be completed. The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the jailed Navlakha’s plea seeking house arrest for a month. Navlakha’s (70) aide Sahba Hussain said that he (Navlakha) will not be able to come out of Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai on Thursday (November 10).

“The Supreme Court has given 48 hours (to implement the order). There is a lot of paperwork to be done including filling the bond and deposit amount as per the directions of the top court. A lawyer for Navlakha said that he can walk out of jail on Friday (November 11) if the formalities are completed.

Happy with Supreme Court’s decision

Sahba Hussain said, “We are also happy for the decision of one month. The order says that he will have to stay in Mumbai. We have seen some places, but we have not marked the location yet. We have to make arrangements now. “

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Navlakha was arrested in August 2018 in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist case. Navlakha has been in jail since his arrest. The top court on Thursday allowed Navlakha’s request to be placed under house arrest and said “there is no reason to reject her medical report”.

The court imposed several conditions

A bench of judges KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy said, “The order of house arrest of Navlakha should be implemented within 48 hours.” Along with this, the court also imposed many conditions. Hussain claimed that in October 2021, Navlakha was shifted to the high security barracks and has been kept in solitary confinement since then.

The Supreme Court also directed Navlakha to deposit Rs 2.4 lakh to the NIA. The NIA had claimed to have incurred this expenditure to provide police personnel. The court also said, “Navlakha will not be allowed to use computer and internet while under house arrest for one month.”

Case dated 31st December, 2017

The case pertains to alleged provocative speeches at the Elgar Parishad held in Pune on December 31, 2017, which police claimed led to violence the next day near the Koregaon-Bhima War Memorial. The Pune Police also alleged that some of the organizers of the conference had links with Maoists, later the NIA took over the probe into the matter.

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