Bhima Koregaon case: SC dismisses NIA plea challenging bail to Sudha Bharadwaj
The Bombay High Court on December 1, allowed the default bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj and directed her to approach Special NIA Court for further proceedings.
New Delhi: Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the Bombay High Court order of granting default bail to advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj.
Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested and has been in jail for over two years in the Bhima Koregaon case.
The Bombay High Court on December 1, allowed the default bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj and directed her to approach Special NIA Court for further proceedings. Also, the high court said that the activist's bail conditions will be decided by the Special NIA Court in Mumbai. HC also ordered that she should be produced before the Special NIA Court on December 8.
Sudha Bharadwaj is a trade unionist, activist and lawyer who has lived and worked in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh for over three decades. She is an active member of the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha (Mazdoor Karyakrta Committee).
She is among the 14 activists, still in jail for allegedly conspiring caste violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in 2018. Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, one of the accused in the case, died in custody in July this year after being repeatedly denied multiple bail pleas despite his deteriorating health.