In what may be a decisive day for five activists accused in the Bhima-Koregaon case, a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will on Friday examine a review petition challenging the majority opinion of the Supreme Court upholding their arrest by the Maharashtra police.
The five were arrested in a pan-India crackdown. But the Supreme Court’s majority opinion held their arrest by the Maharashtra police was not an attempt to silence dissenting voices in the country.
The review petition was filed by noted historian Romila Thapar and four others after their writ petition against the arrests of poet Vara Vara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, activists Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Gautam Navlakha failed. The review would be decided in chambers at 1.45 p.m.
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