The apex court of India will hear plea challenging the arrest of five people in connection with Bhima-Koregaon investigation. The hearing will take place today.
The hearing will be based on five petitioners, including historian Romila Thapar, who have sought immediate release of the people arrested on Tuesday. Arrested are: Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferriera, Vernon Gonzalvej and P Varvara Rao.
The petitioners also want an independent probe. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court is set to hear Gautam Navlakha’s plea against his own arrest at 2.30 pm today. Meanwhile a official related with the investigation revealed that they were arrested under IPC 153 (A), which releases to promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residences or language.
Some other sections of the IPC were also pressed against those arrested, along with Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA) for their alleged connection with Naxal, the officer added.
In June, five people allegedly having close Maoist link were arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad, an event held on December 31. According to FIR, provocative speeches were made at the event, which triggered the violence in Bhima-Koregaon.