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Bhima Koregaon: SC sets aside Bombay HC's order on extension of deadline to file charge sheet

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In a major relief to the government, the on Wednesday set aside the order refusing to extend the 90-day deadline to file a charge sheet against five human rights activists in connection with the case.

A bench of Ranjan Gogoi, Justice and Justice L Nageswara Rao upheld the extension of time granted to the by the

The five activists will now have to seek regular bail and are not entitled to default bail which is granted at the lapse of the prescribed 90-day period.

The activists - Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, and - were arrested on June 6 last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which requires a charge sheet to be filed within 90 days of arrest.

A special court in Pune had granted the police 90 additional days just two days before the deadline was to expire. However, the had set aside the order on October 24 last year, following which the government approached the top court.

Violence had erupted during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-battle in January last year, leaving one dead and several others injured.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 11:12 IST