The Supreme Court on April 19, 2023, set aside an order of the Bombay High Court acquitting Saibaba in a Maoist links case and remanded it back to the high court for fresh consideration on merits within four months. File | Photo Credit: PTI


The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday acquitted former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, 55, and five others arrested in an alleged Maoist link case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

A Division Bench of Justices Vinay Joshi and Valmiki S.A. Menezes pronounced the judgment and acquitted all the accused as the prosecution could not prove the case beyond reasonable doubt against them.

The appeal for rehearing the case was filed by Mr. Saibaba, Mahesh Tirki, Hem Mishra, Pandu Narote, Vijay Tirki and Prashant Rahi, who were sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Bench reheard the wheelchair-bound professor lodged in Nagpur Central Jail, and pronounced the verdict.

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