Bhima Koregaon case: SC Extends Gautam Navlakha’s House Arrest Till Jan 2nd Week

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the interim order allowing the house arrest of Gautam Navlakha an accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case till the second week of January.

On November 10, the supreme court in an interim order permitted Navlakha to be placed under house arrest for a period of one month considering his health condition and old age.

On 18 November the Supreme court had rejected the application of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to recall its order allowing the house arrest of activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.

The apex court asked for Navlakha to be put under house arrest within 24-hours after shifting him from Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.

The apex court also ordered additional security measures to be put in place where Navlakha will be lodged under house arrest.

The Supreme Court had allowed Navlakha’s request for house arrest owing to his health. It directed that he will remain in Mumbai at an address already furnished to the court.

It also allowed the NIA to inspect the premises before shifting him there and imposed certain conditions, including CCTV surveillance, restrictions on phone use and no access to Internet.

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