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Bail for five accused of naxal links

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAHAB ANSARI
Published : Dec 27, 2018, 7:00 am IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2018, 7:00 am IST

The ATS claimed that the accused were actively involved in promoting the Naxal ideology, and were targeting youngsters to join their outfit.

Bombay High Court (Photo: File)
 Bombay High Court (Photo: File)

Mumbai: A sessions court Wednesday granted bail to five accused arrested for their links with Naxals, promoting their ideology, and targeting youths to join the outfit. The accused had filed a bail application after the Bombay high court quashed the sessions court order granting an extension to the ATS to file a charge-sheet. According to the accused, since the HC had set aside the extension, the charge-sheet could not be considered as filed within the stipulated period and the accused were entitled to default bail.

The applicants’ lawyer Arif Siddiqui said that sessions Judge D.S. Deshmukh granted bail to Ajay Datri alias Krushna alias Venugopalan, Satyanarayan Rajaiya Karilla, Narsaiya Lakshmaiya Zumupala, Shankar Lingaiya Gunde, and Ravi Rajjana Marampelly on a personal bond of `50,000 each and one or two sureties of the same amount.

 

The ATS claimed that the accused were actively involved in promoting the Naxal ideology, and were targeting youngsters to join their outfit. The ATS claimed to have recovered literature, banners and posters favouring Naxalism from them.

According to advocate Siddiqui, the bail application was filed after the Bombay high court quashed and set aside the sessions court order granting an extension to the ATS to file a charge-sheet against them. According to the accused, since the HC had set aside the extension, the charge-sheet could not be considered as filed within the stipulated period and the accused were entitled to default bail.

The applicants relied on the Supreme Court judgment of Uday Mohanlal Acharya v/s the state of Maharashtra which said that if a court passed an order granting an extension for filing of the charge-sheet and a higher court held that the order of granting extension was not correct, the accused were entitled to statutory bail.

 

The prosecution strongly opposed the bail plea on grounds that they wanted to challenge the HC order and hence, the applications of all the accused for bail should be rejected. However, the Judge Wednesday granted bail to the applicants.

Tags: bombay high court, naxal