Koregaon-Bhima case: Activist Navlakha moves Bombay HC, seeks to quash FIR against himOctober 18, 2018 15:36
Civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha, arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima case and his alleged links with Maoists, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the case lodged against him by Pune Police.
In his petition filed earlier this month, Navlakha urged the high court to quash the First Information Report lodged against him, claiming there was no evidence against him and that he was being falsely implicated.
His petition will be heard on Friday by the high court's division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharti Dangre.
Navlakha, prominent Telugu poet Varavara Rao, activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves and trade union activist Sudha Bharadwaj were arrested in August this year by the Pune police.
However, the Supreme Court had later ordered for the activists to be kept in house arrest.
The apex court had last month refused to interfere in the case and said the Pune Police could go ahead with its
Earlier this month, the Delhi high court had allowed Navlakha to be freed from the house arrest.