New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on the anticipatory bail application of activist Anand Teltumbde accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, for February 27. Also Read - ICAI CA Exam 2020 to be Postponed? Feasibility of Conducting CA Exams to be Assessed, ICAI Tells Supreme Court
Last month, the Supreme Court dismissed Teltumbde’s plea seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him by the Pune Police in connection with the case. Also Read - After Ban on Chinese Apps, Plea in Supreme Court to Cancel All Business Contracts With China
Following which, activist Anand Teltumbde said that his arrest by Pune police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon was “objectionable”, hence, the Pune Sessions Court’s termed it illegal. Also Read - Rajasthan Board Exams For Class 10 And 12 to Go Ahead, SC Rejects Plea Seeking Cancellation
Talking to media, Teltumbde said, “I welcome the decision. But what police has done, the arrest and all the drama is objectionable.”
Teltumbde’s lawyer Rohan Nahar said, “He was produced before the court and we had moved an application that his entire arrest and produced before the court is illegal. We also requested the court that contempt proceedings in the law should be initiated against the state and the IO (Investigative Officer). Upholding the arguments, the court has directed that Anand Teltumbde should be released forthwith and appropriate information should be given to the Supreme Court.”
On January 1 last year, violence had erupted during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of Bhima-Koregaon battle, leaving one dead and several injured.
(With agency inputs)