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Bhima Koregaon: Gautam Navlakha Released From Jail, to Be Under House Arrest

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Gautam Navlakha to be shifted to house arrest from jail for a month.

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Bhima Koregaon: Gautam Navlakha Released From Jail, to Be Under House Arrest
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Activist Gautam Navlakha, accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, was released from Taloja jail and handed over to Navi Mumbai police for house arrest on Saturday, 19 November 2022.

This comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday, 10 November, allowed Navlakha to be shifted to house arrest from jail for a month.

The apex court order granting relief to the 73-year-old due to his ailing health, is an interim one and will be reviewed again after a month.

House arrest was allowed to Navlakha after he approached the court saying that he was suffering from skin allergies, dental issues and wanted to undergo a colonoscopy for suspected cancer.

He had said that there were not enough facilities in prison to be able to adequately deal with his ailing health.

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Navlakha is one of the 16 accused in a case related to alleged inflammatory speeches made at the Elgar Parishad meet in Pune in 2017.

He was arrested in August 2018, but was initially placed under house arrest. Following a 2020 Supreme Court order, he was moved to Taloja Central Jail.

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