SC slams NIA, asks it to shift jailed Gautam Navlakha to house arrest in 24 hours | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday trashed the National Investigation Agency‘s renewed attempt to recall the court’s November 10 order for four-week house arrest of 70-year-old Gautam Navlakha, who is facing charges under UAPA for alleged collaboration with banned Maoist organisations. It ordered his shifting to CPI-owned premises within 24 hours.


Making light of solicitor general Tushar Mehta‘s argument that it is shocking that Navlakha selected premises owned by Communist Party for his house-arrest lodgement, a bench of Justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy asked, “Is CPI not a recognised political party? It does not shock us that he chose that building’s first floor, which is a residential unit.”
The bench also brushed aside Mehta’s arguments on Navlakha’s alleged links with Pakistan’s ISI, suppression of his relation with Dr S Kothari who headed the panel in Jaslok hospital that…

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