SC units apart Delhi HC order on Navlakha

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 6

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday put aside a Delhi High Court (HC) order calling for NIA data within the Bhima Koregaon case, saying the HC had no enterprise to query the switch of accused Gautam Navlakha from Tihar Jail in Delhi to a jail in Mumbai.

“Thus, the entire exercise taken by the High Court of Delhi was totally uncalled for,” a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra ordered.

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Setting apart the Delhi High Court’s order and its feedback towards National Investigation Agency (NIA), a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra stated, “It is the courts at Bombay alone having the jurisdiction, which may entertain the appliance.”

Since the respondent (Navlakha) has been moved to Bombay, he’s at liberty to use earlier than the competent courtroom in Bombay, it stated.

The order got here on an NIA petition difficult the Delhi HC’s order in search of data of judicial proceedings earlier than a particular courtroom that ordered Navlakha’s shifting from Delhi to Mumbai. The HC had pulled up the NIA for shifting Navlakha to Mumbai when his plea was pending earlier than it.

Navlakha (67), who surrendered earlier than the National Investigation Agency on April 14 following the Supreme Court’s path, was lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi. He was taken to Mumbai by prepare on May 26. Later, he filed a bail plea earlier than the Delhi High Court.

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