Delhi HC defers hearing on Navlakha’s plea

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New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned to September 14 the hearing on a habeas corpus plea filed with regard to rights activist-journalist Gautam Navlakha.

A bench of Justices S. Muralidhar and Vinod Goel deferred the hearing after observing that the Supreme Court had on Wednesday stayed the transit remand and ordered for the house arrest till September 6 of Navlakha and four other rights activists arrested on Tuesday.

The habeas corpus petition was filed by Navlakha’s counsel Nitya Ramakrishnan and Warisha Farasat.

For the second time in five months, the Pune police on Tuesday raided alleged Maoist sympathisers across the country and arrested five of them.

The raids were carried out in Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Haryana in connection with the Elgar Conference in Pune on December 31, 2017, and caste riots in Bhima-Koregaon the next day.

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–IANS

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