New Delhi, October 15: The Supreme Court Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case.
However, a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta asked Navlakha to approach the concerned court to seek pre-arrest bail in the case. Bhima Koregaon Case: Accused Surendra Gadling Refuses to Depose Before Inquiry Commission.
Bhima-Koregaon case: Supreme Court extends interim protection from arrest to activist Gautam Navlakha by four more weeks, he was earlier granted protection from arrest till October 15. He has to apply for pre-arrest bail in the meantime. pic.twitter.com/vqc657YKwU
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When the counsel, appearing for Maharashtra government, objected to the grant of further interim protection to Navlakha, the bench questioned the state as to why they had not interrogated him for over a year.