Taha and Alan were arrested in November 2019 in the Panteerankavu case. He was arrested on charges of having a Maoist connection. Both were charged by the UAPA. The case was later taken over by the NIA and the two were granted bail by an NIA court last September. However, the High Court canceled Taha’s bail.
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Senior advocate Jayant Muthraj appeared in court for Taha. He argued that the UAPA’s charge against the accused was illegal. Additional Solicitor General SV Raju appeared for the NIA. The NIA argued that young people belonging to a banned organization should not be granted bail. However, Twaha, who was released from jail, said the Supreme Court verdict was a setback for the government.
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Twaha responded that the Supreme Court order was a setback for the government and did not receive any help from the CPM. The Supreme Court yesterday granted bail to Taha through video conferencing.
Books, pamphlets, placards, and diary entries were the main evidence. The NIA had also argued that there was evidence that they were also involved in terrorism. The Supreme Court rejected all these arguments.
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