anand teltumbde: case Elgar Parishad accused Anand Teltumbde released from Navi Mumbai prison

Academic-activist Anand Teltumbdea defendant in the case of links between Elgar Parishad and the Maoists, was released from Taloja central prison in Navi Mumbai on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court rejected the National Investigation Agencyit is (NIA) plea challenging the bail granted to him, an official said. Teltumbde, 73, who spent two and a half years behind bars in the case, was released from prison around 1:15 p.m., he said.

“On Friday, the Supreme Court rejected the NIA’s plea challenging the order of the Bombay High Court granting bail to Teltumbde. Accordingly, he was released after the completion of bail formalities,” it said. he declares.

On November 18, the High Court granted bail to Teltumbde, who was arrested by the central agency on April 14, 2020, after surrendering to the NIA, the official said.

Teltumbde is the third of 16 defendants arrested in the case to be released on bail. Poet Varavara Rao is currently out on bail for health reasons while lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj is out on bail.

The case concerns alleged inflammatory speeches made at the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017, which police say sparked violence the next day near the Koregaon-Bhima war memorial on the outskirts of the western city in Maharashtra.

Pune police had also claimed that the conclave was organized by people suspected maoist connections.

A First Information Report was filed by the Pune Police on January 8, 2018, under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The NIA then took over the case.

Teltumbde had claimed that he was not present at the December 31, 2017 Elgar Parishad event held in Pune nor delivered provocative speeches.

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