On Friday, Chhattisgarh government assured the Supreme Court that the DU professor Nandini Sundar would not be arrested for the accusation of the alleged murder of a tribal man in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
The assurance came from the bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel who indicated that they might put on hold the FIR, in which Sundar and other civil society activists were being accused of murder of Shamnath Baghel by Maoists on Wednesday.
Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told media sources that the state would submit to the court its report in a sealed cover before the next date of hearing on November 15, while telling the court that no coercive action would be taken against Sundar.
Apparently, a reference to Sundar being booked in the murder case, the bench observed, “You are aggravating the situation. You have to take a pragmatic view of the situation and find practical solutions.