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NIA challenges activist Sudha Bharadwaj’s bail in Supreme Court

The National Investigation Agency has moved the Supreme Court against the bail granted to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj by the Bombay High Court in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, Live Law reported on Thursday.

Bharadwaj, who has been in jail since 2018, was granted default bail by a two-judge bench of High Court on Wednesday.

The activist will now have to appear on December 8 before a special judge of the National Investigation Agency court in Mumbai for a decision on the terms of her bail.

Bharadwaj was among the 16 activists, lawyers and academicians who had been arrested for allegedly conspiring to set off caste violence in a village near Pune in 2018.

The activist had applied for default bail on November 26, 2018. The chargesheet against her was filed on February 21, 2019.

Eight other accused persons in the case had also sought bail.

Three of them, Telugu poet Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, filed their default bail applications on May 17, 2019, which was after the chargesheet was filed.

Five others – Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Raut – did not apply for default bail within the required time. The chargesheet against them was filed on November 15, 2018.

Among the nine applicants, only Bharadwaj got…

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