Bhima Koregaon case accused Stan Swamy’s bail plea rejected

A special NIA court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Stan Swamy, a member of CPI (Maoist) from Ranchi, Jharkhand in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case.

The 83-year-old Keralite, also a Jesuit priest, was under judicial custody, had sought bail on health grounds. Stan Swamy was the 16th person to be arrested in the violence case that took place in 2018 in Pune and parts of Mumbai. He was nabbed from his home in Ranchi by a team of NIA officials from Delhi.

“Stan Swamy received funds through an associate for the furtherance of CPI (Maoist) activities. Documents related to communications for furthering the activities of CPI and propaganda material of the CPI (Maoist) as well as literature, seized from his possession,” NIA sources had said.

The NIA has now filed a supplementary charge sheet against Swamy and other activists.