India: Bhima Koregaon: No incriminating evidence against me, Arun Ferreira tells Bombay HC

September 21, 2019

Arun Ferreira

Counsel for accused civil rights activist Arun Ferreira, who has been in custody for a year in the Bhima Koregaon case, asserted before the Bombay High Court that there is no incriminating evidence produced against his client by the Pune Police.

Advocate Sudeep Pasbola submitted that the Pune Police had booked Arun Ferreira for assisting co-accused Surendra Gadling, who was representing activist and Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, booked for having Maoist links.

Merely because Ferreira had an acquaintance with Gadling is not a ground to implicate him,” argued Pasbola.

Moreover, Pasbola said that Ferreira was in Nagpur Central Jail for five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after which he was acquitted of all the charges and released in 2012.

The counsel went on to submit before the Court that another ground for Ferreira’s arrest was his pronounced stand on human rights violations, reflected in his articles published last year. This will not suffice to incriminate Ferreira, Pasbola submitted.

Pasbola noted that the Pune Police had not named him in the first charge sheet filed last year. Police inserted his name in the supplementary charge sheet filed on February 21 this year as an afterthought, Pasbola claimed.

Bhima Koregaon: No incriminating evidence against me, Arun Ferreira tells Bombay HC

https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/no-evidence-against-arun-ferreira-148315

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/no-link-to-elgar-parishad-koregaon-bhima-case-activist-arun-ferreira-to-hc/1712859/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/elgar-parishad-no-proof-against-ferreira-lawyer-tells-hc/article29472692.ece

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/elgaar-parishad-case-no-incriminating-evidence-against-me-ferreira-to-bombay-high-court-6015123/lite/

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/take-decision-on-bail-pleas-in-bhima-koregaon-case-soon-hc/story-xDLC62mfnjMY7CwnyXRoHM.html

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/bhima-koregaon-surendra-gadling-sudhir-dhawale-1590675-2019-08-23

https://www.firstpost.com/india/bhima-koregaon-case-accused-surendra-gadling-refuses-to-depose-before-commission-probing-elgar-parishad-maoist-link-7297711.html

Surendra Gadling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arun_Ferreira

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surendra_Gadling

https://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/maharashtra/mumbai-news/no-link-to-bhima-koregaon-violence-activist-arun-ferreira-tells-court/articleshow/71224541.cms (HINDI)

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