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SC reserves verdict on Urban Naxals’ arrest

New Delhi, Sep 20 (UNI) Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions filed by historian Romila Thapar and others challenging the arrest of Urban Naxals posed as human rights activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.

Police claim that these activists are Maoists’ sympathisers.

On the other hand, the activists said, they are innocent.

A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud reserved the verdict after hearing a detailed argument from the parties concerned.

The Apex Court also asked all parties to file their written replies by September 24.

Thapar and other petitioners had moved the Apex Court seeking a direction to release the human rights activists and said that their arrests were illegal.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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