SC defers Koregaon case accused Mahesh Raut’s interim bail plea till June 21

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the interim bail petition of Mahesh Raut, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case till June 21 as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought more time to file their reply.

Mahesh Raut had approached the Apx Court seeking interim bail for performing the ceremonies of his grandmother.

The vacation bench comprising Justice PV Sanjay Kumar and Justice AG Masih adjourned the case till June 21 on the request of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The counsel for the NIA sought time to seek instructions and file a reply on the grant of interim bail to Raut.

Raut informed the court while the funeral was held on May 26, the remaining ceremonies were scheduled to be performed on June 27.

Raut, a forest rights activist was charged with the offence of indulging in a ‘terrorist act’ under Section 15 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 in connection with alleged Maoist links over the Bhima Koregaon violence of 2018.

In September 2023 the Bombay High Court granted him bail as it found that there was no evidence against him.

The bail order was however stayed by the High Court itself and also extended by the Supreme Court.

The matter will now be heard on June 21.

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