The High Court had on October 24 set aside an order of a Pune trial court granting 90 more days to police to finish the probe against Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Raut.
Police have alleged that organisers of the Elgaar Parishad — a one-day conference held at Shaniwar Wada on December 31, 2017 as part of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon — have links with the CPI-Maoist.
Bhima Koregaon anniversary HIGHLIGHTS: This year marks the 201st anniversary year of the battle of Koregaon Bhima. Against the backdrop of caste clashes around Koregaon Bhima on January 1, 2018, a heavy police arrangement has been made in the area.
The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, was hearing an appeal of the state government against a Bombay High Court order refusing to extend the time limit of 90 days for filing the probe report.
The four were arrested along with activist Gautam Navlakha by the Pune City police on August 28 alleging that they were part of a larger conspiracy of the banned CPI-Maoist to overthrow the Indian government.
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.