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Saturday, 12 September 2020

Bhima Koregaon: Activist Anand Teltumbde moves Bombay HC against extension of NIA custody

Activist Anand Teltumbde, lodged in Taloja jail in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, moved the Bombay High Court on Friday against the July 12 order of the special National Investigation Agency court that allowed the extension of his detention for another 90 days, The Indian Express reported.

Teltumbde and activist Gautam Navlakha had surrendered before the NIA court on April 14, but the NIA failed to file a chargesheet within 90 days of his arrest. On July 19, the special NIA court had granted the agency an extension of 90 days to file the chargesheet.

The NIA had argued that the draft of the chargesheet was voluminous. It also cited the coronavirus outbreak and claimed that they were yet to finish the interrogation and examination of forensic evidence in the case due to the pandemic. Therefore, the agency said it required an extension of custody of Teltumbde and Navlakha as per Section 43 (D) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Section 43 (D) states that if the prosecuting agency fails to complete its inquiry within the stipulated 90 days and its inquiry remains inconclusive, it can seek an extension for another 90 days.

In the application filed by Teltumbde on Friday, the activist, however, argued that his detention...

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