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Koregaon-Bhima case: Supreme Court sets aside Bombay High Court order

The Supreme Court today set aside the Bombay High Court order refusing to grant 90 days extension to Maharashtra Police for filing the charge sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.

The apex court, however, said that the five human rights activists may now seek regular bail in the case as the Maharashtra Police has already filed the charge sheet.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had earlier stayed the Bombay High Court order which had set aside the trial court decision to extend the time by 90 days for filing the charge sheet in the case by the state police.

The arrested activists had been alleging that they were entitled for grant of default bail in the case as the Maharashtra Police did not file the charge sheet within the stipulated 90 day period and moreover, the extension granted by the trial court was bad in law.

The Pune Police had arrested the five activists in June for their alleged links with Maoists under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

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