In a major decision, the activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira have been sent to police custody till November 6.
The bail applications of these two were rejected by a special court in Pune.
Likewise, activist lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj is the third activist whose bail plea was dismissed and she has been arrested from her house in Faridabad by a team of Pune police.
It need be mentioned that three activists along with two others – P Vara Vara Rao and Gautam Navlakha – are facing allegations of alleged links to Maoists.
After the arrest of the activists in August, eminent historian Romila Thapar had moved a petition in the Supreme Court saying the police crackdown is linked to the left-leaning viewpoints of the activists.
That plea was rejected by the top court today.
The Supreme Court ordered the police to keep the five activists under house arrest and not to send them to jails.>