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Karnataka HC dismisses petition seeking NIA probe into sedition case against Amulya Leona.

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by advocate HL Vishal Raghu seeking to transfer the sedition case registered against 19 yrs old Amulya Leona, to the National Investigation Agency.

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhya Oka and Justice HP Sandesh stated looking into the nature of the case and the allegations made in the FIR, “We do not think that this is a case where extraordinary jurisdiction is to be exercised for transferring the case to the NIA”.

During a hearing on 2nd July, the court had observed that what is so special that the investigation should be transferred to NIA?. Raising doubts on the maintainability of the petition the court said, the accused has the indefeasible right to be released on bail if the chargesheet is not filed within the stipulated period. Which law says that bail can be cancelled?

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