Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding arrest of human rights activists by Maharashtra police, 28/09/2018
Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Romila Thapar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/09/2018 regarding arrest of human rights activists by Maharashtra police. The petitioners have made it clear in their petition that they were seriously concerned about the erosion of democratic values and were approaching this Court “not to stop investigation into allegations” “but” to ensure independent and credible “investigation into the arrest of stated five human rights activists.” They claim that anything short of that relief will damage the fabric of the nation irreparably. Supreme Court directs appointment of a Special Investigating Team and further that the investigation shall be monitored by the Court. The Special Investigating Team shall submit periodical status reports to the Court, initially on a monthly basis.