SC notice to NIA over Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear

bail plea

of activist Gautam


in the alleged Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case and issued notice to the

National Investigation Agency

. A bench headed by

Justice U U Lalit

sought response from the agency on Navlakha’s appeal challenging the Bombay high court order dismissing his bail plea.
The court posted the case for March 15 for further hearing. Navlakha alleged that default bail be granted to him as the NIA failed to file its chargesheet within the prescribed time limit of 90 days. He contended that the period for which he was confined under house arrest should be calculated as part of judicial custody and should be taken into account while deciding the custody period.

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