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Bhima-Koregaon case: SC refuses to interfere in arrests

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IENews) India’s Supreme Court today took a decision to not interfere in the arrest of five accused human rights activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.

The accused were being investigated on suspicion of a plot to the kill the Prime Minister of India. Evidences that Maharashtra police had claimed to be in their possession.

The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, said, “We don’t want to interfere in the arresting of five human rights activists, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.”

It also declined to appoint a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for probe into the activists’ arrest stating that the accused persons cannot decide on which agency needs to probe the case.

The court extended the house arrest of five accused for four weeks. It also said that the accused can approach the sessions court for relief.

Five activists, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, are under house arrest at their respective homes since August 29.

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