SC extends Navlakha’s protection from arrest
New Delhi: In a relief to activist Gautam Navlakha, the Supreme Court on Friday extended his interim protection from arrest till further orders and directed the Maharashtra government to place before it in a sealed envelope all the evidence collected against him in relation to the Elgar Parishad case.
Navlakha and the others were booked in August 2018 for alleged links to the CPI (Maoist). Police have claimed that the Elgar Parishad held in Pune on December 31, 2017 was supported by Maoists as “the first step towards a larger conspiracy to create terror and social unrest and overthrow the government”.
Navlakha had approached the Bombay HC for quashing of the FIR but the court turned down his plea on September 13 this year.