The Supreme court which is hearing the Bihma Koregaon violence of 2017 has in its latest hearing has extended the house arrest of five activists for two days.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra extended till September 19 the house arrest of the five rights activists — Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha — at their respective homes.
The bench also assured the activists that if there are lapses on the part of the people who got them arrested then they would consider setting by a special Investigation team for the said purpose.
Moreover, a plea by Thapar and others who had sought independent investigation into whole matter and wanted immediate release of the activists .
The arrest of the activists had sparked off widespread protests and political parties. many have seen these arrests as way to curb dissent .