A National Investigation Agency court in Mumbai on Wednesday rejected the temporary bail application of prominent human rights activist and Dalit intellectual Anand Teltumbde, who is in jail under draconian UAPA in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Last week, Teltumbde has sought the special NIA court’s permission for temporary bail to visit his 90-year-old mother for 15 days following his brother – Milind’s – death in an encounter.
NIA has emphasized that Anand Teltumbde, was charged with serious offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and his reasons for temporary bail were not of “dire necessity’ to warrant bail, Live Law reported.
In his application, Teltumbde had said even though he lost contact with Milind sometime in the 1990s, his mother is over 90 years and at such a moment of bereavement in the family, he being the eldest, his presence by his mother’s side and siblings would be of great moral support.
The arrested scholar’s father and youngest brother passed away a couple of years ago.
Milind, one of the country’s top Maoist leaders was killed in an encounter by security personnel in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district along with 26 others on 13 November.
Milind who was the head of the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh zone of the banned CPI (Maoist), carried a reward of Rs 50 lakh for his capture.