Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha Surrender Before NIA In Elgar Parishad Case
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Activist #GautamNavlakha surrenders before the National Investigation Agency (#NIA) in connection with the #ElgarParishad case. He was asked to surrender by the #SupremeCourt after it refused to extend his plea in the wake of the #COVID2019 pandemic#coronavirus pic.twitter.com/Guo4la59Cs— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) April 14, 2020
On April 8, the apex court gave the activists three weeks time to surrender and ordered they submit their passports to authorities immediately. Teltumbde, Navlakha and nine other civil liberties activists have been booked by the Pune Police under the stringent provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for having alleged Maoist links and are accused of being part of the Elgar Parishad event held a day before the Bhima Koregaon violence in Pune on January 1, 2018. The police also said these activists were active members of banned Maoist groups. Anand Teltumbde is the grandson-in-law of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar, whose 129th birth anniversary is being observed on Tuesday. Gautam Navlakha has been the editor of Mumbai-based Economic and Political Weekly journal for years.