Ferreira's lawyer, advocate Sudeep Pasbola, told the court that he was arrested only because of his acquaintance with co-accused Surendra Gadling, and for being a member of the Indian Association of People''s Lawyers (IAPL).
The Pune Police has so far booked 23 people in connection with the case and arrested nine prominent activists and lawyers. Police have alleged that the arrested suspects have links to Maoist organisations.
The Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission was set up by the state government last year to probe the causes of the violence, in which one person died and several others were injured. Meanwhile, the commission allowed Gadling to meet activist Harshali Potdar, another accused in the Elgaar Parishad case.
As the Pune Sessions Court rejects the bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, and Sudha Bhardwaj in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, a look at the activists who were placed under house arrest for alleged links to Maoists.