Crackdown on Activists 

A day after 5 activists were arrested by the Maharashtra Police over alleged Maoist links in the Bhima-Koregaon violence, the SC on 29 August ordered them to be kept under house arrest, with no transit remand, till 6 Sept. 

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The Maharashtra police has said they have enough evidence to establish the five arrested activists’ ‘Maoist links’

SC has issued a notice to the Maharashtra police, seeking a response by 6 September

The apex court has also ordered a stay on the transit remand of all the five activists till then

Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, lawyer and author Arun Ferreira, revolutionary poet Varavara Rao, as well as activists Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves were taken into custody on 28 August

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The Maharashtra police has said they have enough evidence to establish the five arrested activists’ ‘Maoist links’

SC has issued a notice to the Maharashtra police, seeking a response by 6 September

The apex court has also ordered a stay on the transit remand of all the five activists till then

Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, lawyer and author Arun Ferreira, revolutionary poet Varavara Rao, as well as activists Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves were taken into custody on 28 August