NIA case prima facie inspires no confidence that Teltumbde committed acts of terror: HC, granting him bail in Elgar case | India News

MUMBAI: Holding that at this pretrial stage based on case record it cannot be concluded that Anand Teltumbde,73, an ex-management professor and Dalit rights scholar indulged in a ‘terrorist act’, Bombay high court on Friday granted him bail, a first on merit in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case of Pune.
The HC primarily found lack of corroboration in National Investigation Agency (NIA) case against Teltumbde and also prima facie inadmissible “hearsay evidence’’ of him secretly meeting in 2018 his alleged Maoist brother and wanted accused Milind Teltumbde—who was shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli area last November.
Teltumbde 73, denied bail last July by special trial court was granted bail by the HC bench of Justices Ajay Gadkari and M N Jadhav for a surety of Rs 1 lakh.
The HC however, stayed its order by a week on request from the…

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