Koregaon-Bhima Violence: Social activist Gautam Navlakha released from jail, will remain under house arrest

Koregaon-Bhima Violence Case: 70-year-old activist Gautam Navlakha, who was jailed since 2020 in the Koregaon-Bhima case, was released on Saturday (November 19). He was lodged in Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai. However, Gautam Navlakha will remain under house arrest as per the order of the Supreme Court. Navlakha will live in a house in Navi Mumbai (Mumbai). At the same time, the NIA objected to his team’s proposal that he lives in a CPM office.

Actually, social activist Gautam Navlakha is in jail since April 2020 in a case related to violence in Koregaon-Bhima, Maharashtra on January 1. One person was killed in this violence. The violence took place a day after an inflammatory speech was given at an Elgar Parishad conference. Pune police claimed that the conference was supported by Maoists.

Gautam Navlakha will remain under house arrest

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered that Navlakha be transferred to house arrest within 48 hours, but the release was delayed, to which the court reacted sharply in a hearing yesterday (18 November) and blamed the NIA for the delay charged to. Raising concerns about security in view of Navlakha’s terror links, the anti-terror agency had asked the Supreme Court to modify its judgement. 

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