NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtroom on Friday reserved its order on a petition filed by Gautam Navlakha, an accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case, difficult the Bombay Excessive Courtroom order rejecting his plea for default bail.
A 3-judge bench headed by Justice UU Lalit reserved the order after listening to arguments from counsels showing for Navlakha and NIA.
The Excessive Courtroom had rejected Navlakha’s plea on February 8 saying that the interval for which an accused is beneath unlawful detention can’t be taken into consideration whereas computing the 90-day custody interval for grant of default bail.
Navlakha, within the apex courtroom, has sought bail on the bottom that the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) did not file its charge-sheet throughout the prescribed upper-limit of 90 days as per Part 167(2) of the Code of Felony Process (CrPC).
He acknowledged that the interval for which he was confined to his home beneath home arrest must be calculated as a part of judicial custody and must be taken into consideration whereas deciding the custody interval beneath Part 167(2).
He had sought bail from the Excessive Courtroom on the identical grounds. Final 12 months, a particular courtroom had rejected his utility for default bail.
Navlakha, one of many a number of civil liberties activists within the Bhima Koregaon case, has been booked beneath stringent provisions of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for an alleged conspiracy to topple the federal government.