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Bhima Koregaon: SC Sets Aside Delhi HC Order Asking NIA to Produce Records on Gautam Navlakha's Transfer to Mumbai

File photo of human rights activist Gautam Navlakha.

File photo of human rights activist Gautam Navlakha.

The top court also expunged adverse remarks of the high court against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) made in its May 27 order while dealing with the bail plea.

The Supreme Court Monday sets aside the Delhi High Court order asking the NIA to produce judicial records on transfer of civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee said that the high court had no jurisdiction in entertaining Navlakha's bail plea and held that courts in Bombay had the jurisdiction in the case.

The top court also expunged adverse remarks of the high court against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) made in its May 27 order while dealing with the bail plea.

The apex court had earlier stayed the May 27 order of the high court by which the NIA was pulled up for acting in haste in taking away Navlakha from Tihar Jail to Mumbai.

On May 27, the high court had pulled up the NIA for acting in "unseemly haste" in taking away Navlakha from the national capital to Mumbai even when his interim bail plea was pending here.

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