ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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On Gautam Navlakha’s Jail Transfer


People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) is aghast at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) surreptitiously whisking away Gautam Navlakha from Tihar Jail to Mumbai on 25 May 2020, without informing his lawyers or his family. Navlakha, who is 67, was arrested by the NIA in the Bhima Koregaon matter, the infamous case that has become the vehicle to arrest human rights activists, journalists, academicians and lawyers critical of government actions. Navlakha had surrendered on 14 April and was lodged at Tihar jail since 25 April 2020.

This secretive action by the NIA reeks of mala fide intentions. The happenings over the last few days bear this out.

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