The Supreme Court will hear on January 17, Maharashtra government plea challenging Bombay High Court order discharging the former Delhi University professor Prof GN Saibaba in an alleged ‘Maoist link’ case.
Appearing for Maharashtra Goverment SG Tushar Mehta said that Your lordship had framed questions. My translations are ready.
Appearing for H Mishra Senior Advocate R Besant said We have not filed a counter yet. We can file it.
The Supreme court in its order said that Counter to be filed within 10 days from today. List on January 17, 2023.
On 16 October the apex court had suspended the Bombay high court order acquitting professor G.N. Saibaba in an alleged ‘Maoist link’ case.
Mr. Saibaba has been in custody for over seven years since his arrest in May 2014. A trial court had found him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment in 2017.
Earlier the High Court set aside the lower court judgment and ordered the release of Mr. Saibaba and other accused persons. The High Court had found that sanction for Mr. Saibaba’s prosecution was non-existent at the time the court took cognisance of the case and even while charges were framed against him.