Counter-terrorism agency opposes bail of activist Sudha Bharadwaj

Counter-terrorism agency opposes bail of activist Sudha Bharadwaj.

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has filed a motion with the Supreme Court to challenge the Bombay High Court order granting bail to lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj in the Koregaon Bhima case.

In jail since 2018, Sudha Bharadwaj was released on bail on Wednesday.

However, the court of Judges SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar, which approved the order, has ordered that it be presented to the Mumbai special court of the NIA on December 8, and that the conditions of their bail and date of liberation are later decided by the special court.

Sudha Bharadwaj is the first of 16 activists and academics arrested in the case to receive a default bond. Poet-activist Varavara Rao is currently out on medical bail. Jesuit priest Stan Swamy died in a private city hospital on July 5 this year, while awaiting medical bail.