Wednesday, June 19, 2024
More
    HomeNationalEx-DU Prof G N Saibaba's acquittal order by Bombay HC overturned by...

    Ex-DU Prof G N Saibaba’s acquittal order by Bombay HC overturned by Supreme Court.

    Related stories

    147 individuals arrested by Rachakonda SHE teams for harassing women

    The Rachakonda SHE teams in Hyderabad arrested a total...

    Task Force conducts raid on belt shops and confiscates liquor

    The Hyderabad Commissioner's Task Force recently conducted raids on...

    Uttam urges officials to step up efforts to secure a fair share of Krishna river water

    Hyderabad: Irrigation Minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy has instructed...

    Focus on Genuine Partnerships, Not Just Convenient Alliances

    The BJP-led NDA government has taken power at the...

    The Supreme Court overturned a decision by the Bombay High Court to acquit former Delhi University professor G N Saibaba in a Maoist links case. The case has been sent back to the high court for reconsideration within four months. The new bench that hears the case must not be the same one that discharged Saibaba and the other accused. The high court must consider the question of law, including sanction under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), when making its decision.

    The Maharashtra government appealed the high court order, and Additional Solicitor General SV Raju and advocate Abhikalp Pratap Singh appeared for the government in the Supreme Court. Senior advocate R Basant represented Saibaba. On October 15, 2020, the Supreme Court suspended the high court order acquitting Saibaba and others in the Maoist-links case.

    - Advertisement -
    Also read:  Task Force conducts raid on belt shops and confiscates liquor

    In a special hearing on Saturday, the Supreme Court rejected Saibaba’s request to be released from jail due to his disability and health conditions. Instead, he was put under house arrest after the Maharashtra government opposed his release, stating that there is a new tendency of “urban Naxals” seeking house arrest.

    Saibaba was arrested more than eight years ago in 2014. On October 14, 2020, the Bombay High Court acquitted him and ordered his release from jail. The court found that the sanction order issued to prosecute the accused was invalid. The Nagpur bench of the high court had allowed Saibaba’s appeal after he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for offences under provisions of UAPA and the Indian Penal Code in 2017.

    Also read:  Focus on Genuine Partnerships, Not Just Convenient Alliances
    - Advertisement -

    Follow us

    3,565FansLike
    179FollowersFollow
    1,202FollowersFollow
    965SubscribersSubscribe

    Contribute News

    You can contribute an article to Telangana Tribune by dropping a mail at newsdesk@telanganatribune.com

    Latest stories

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here