Heavy Security Outside Activist Gautam Navlakha's Residence In Delhi

Activists, including Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao and Sudha Bhardwaj, were also arrested yesterday as the Maharashtra Police carried out searches at multiple places in several states, including Delhi, on the residences of people suspected to have Maoist links.

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Heavy Security Outside Activist Gautam Navlakha's Residence In Delhi

Activist Gautam Navlakha at his residence in Delhi after he was arrested by the Pune police


New Delhi: 

Heavy security was deployed outside activist Gautam Navlakha's residence following the Delhi High Court order to confine him at his residence after being arrested by the Maharashtra Police for alleged unlawful activities.

The Nehru Enclave residence of the activist has been heavily barricaded with no outsider being allowed inside the premises. Several media vans have been stationed outside his residence.

Sources said Pune Police personnel in plainclothes were stationed outside his residence while the Delhi Police is involved in providing security to him. Six police personnel, including a woman constable of the Delhi Police, were present inside his residence.

The Delhi High Court had yesterday directed that Mr Navlakha should not be taken away from Delhi till it hears the matter as specific allegations against him were unclear as the documents were in Marathi.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel was informed by Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, appearing for the Maharashtra Police, that the documents to be translated from Marathhi to English will be provided to Mr Navlakha's counsel positively by 12 pm.

The court is hearing the matter today.

The Maharashtra Police wanted to take Mr Navlakha to Pune in connection with an FIR lodged there following an event -- 'Elgaar Parishad' (conclave) -- held there on December 31 last year that triggered violence at Koregaon-Bhima village in the state.

Several penal provisions under the Indian Penal Code, including promoting enmity between classes, as well as provisions of terrorist acts, conspiracy and being part of a terror group under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act have been invoked against Mr Navlakha.

Activists, including Varavara Rao and Sudha Bhardwaj, were also arrested yesterday as the Maharashtra Police carried out searches at multiple places in several states, including Delhi, on the residences of people suspected to have Maoist links.

 



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