ANOTHER BLACK DAY FOR THE (IN))JUSTICE SYSTEM !
This month (10th April) the Bombay High Court again denied bail to 3 members of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM)
Sachin Mali, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor had voluntarily given themselves up to the police and have been in jail for 2 years awaiting trial. Despite the fact that they had voluntarily given themselves up, they have been denied bail yet again. The judge remarked that 2 years is not that long compared to a life sentence. It should be noted that none of the 3 are accused of any violent crime. They are charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, under which prejudice can easily take the place of evidence.
We have no choice now but to knock on the gates of the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile we thank advocates Mihir Desai and Vijay Hiremath and their team for their unstinting support throughout this trial process. We are determined that justice may be delayed but it wont be denied forever.
-Anand Patwardhan for KKM Defence Committee