Dhawale & Gadling to be examined by BK Commission

The Indian Express, Thursday August 22, 2019. After discussions with officials of Yerawada Central Prison, the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday decided to examine two accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, Sudhir Dhawale and lawyer Surendra Gadling, in the same courtroom at the premises of the old Zilla Parishad where the hearings are currently underway. Read more

No way to verify seized documents, source, Sudha Bharadwaj’s Lawyer tells HC

PTI | Feb 28, 2019:

MUMBAI: Human rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj’s lawyer questioned the veracity of the ‘letters’ that were claimed to have been seized and produced as evidence by the Pune police in the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more

Bhima Koregaon: No relief for Surendra Gadling & ors, Supreme Court sets aside Bombay HC order

The Supreme Court today set aside the Bombay High Court’s order that had refused the extension of time for completion of investigation against Surendra Gadling and other activists in relation to the Bhima Koregaon violence…This effectively means that the five activists -Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhavale – will now have to seek regular bail and are not entitled to default bail which is granted at the lapse of the prescribed period of ninety days…Read more

Bhima Koregaon: Academic Anand Teltumbde gets interim protection from arrest

The Bombay High Court on Monday extended academic Anand Teltumbde’s interim protection from arrest until the next hearing of his plea for anticipatory bail on February 22. Teltumbde is being investigated for his alleged connection with violence that broke out at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in January 2018. The High Court added that in the case of arrest, Teltumbde could be released on bail after providing a bond of Rs 1 lakh. Teltumbde has also been directed to appear before the investigating officer of the case on February 14 and 18. …Read more

Suspend Agreements With India Until Activists Are Released: European Parliament Members Tell European Commission

NEW DELHI: Nine members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have sent a hard hitting letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, criticising the Indian government for the raids on and arbitrary arrests of nine human and democratic activists across India…Read more

BJP govt wants to defame intellectuals: Anand Teltumbde

Q. What is your message to the world? A: The world knows it but the Indians ought to know that none of them are secure — it is not me but the manner in which the entire plot is hatched out of nothing. A policeman can destroy their life with this method…Read more

From toilet breaks to cancer tests, Bhima Koregaon accused in Pune prison forced to fight for basics

Eighty-year-old Varavara Rao asked for a mattress to sleep on inside Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail last month. He was given extra blankets instead. When his lawyer challenged this in court, the authorities took back the blankets. Read more…

Prof. Teltumbde’s Arrest ‘Illegal’: Pune Court Releases Him On Bail

A Pune City Court has released scholar and civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde on Bail, reports Indian Express The Pune Police arrested him from Mumbai airport around 3.30 AM today, despite a Supreme Court order which granted him interim protection from arrest for four weeks from January 14. The Court termed his arrest illegal. Read more…


Bhima Koregaon : Anand Teltumbde Arrested By Pune Police, Despite Protection Given By SC

The Pune Police arrested scholar and civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde from Mumbai airport around 3.30 AM today, despite a Supreme Court order which granted him interim protection from arrest for four weeks from January 14. Read more