Aspecial NIA court at Mumbai Monday rejected the bail application of 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy in the Elgar Parishad case.

Swamy, a Ranchi resident has been lodged in Taloja Central Jail for the past five months.

The NIA chargesheet filed against Swamy had claimed that he is a member of banned organization CPI (Maoist), and that he was given the responsibility of spreading its activities after the arrest of many party members.

He is facing charges under the stringent UAPA.

(The story to be updated as and when Court’s order is made available on website.)