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Elgar Parishad case: Bombay Excessive Court docket grants interim bail to Varavara Rao


New Delhi: The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Monday granted interim bail to poet Varavara Rao who’s being probed by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) within the Elgar Parishad case. Rao was granted bail on medical grounds for a interval of six months.

The 82-year-old is an accused within the Bhima-Koregaon violence which occurred after the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017. He has been in custody since August 28, 2018 awaiting trial.

Rao is presently present process remedy within the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. He was taken to the hospital after he complained of difficulties in respiration. He was admitted following the excessive courtroom’s intervention.

A bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale directed that after Rao is discharged from the hospital, he must be instantly launched on bail.

The HC stated if it didn’t grant Rao medical bail, it could be abdicating its obligation to guard the ideas of human rights, and a citizen’s elementary rights to life and well being.

Whereas permitting bail, the courtroom imposed strict circumstances requiring him to remain throughout the jurisdiction of the Mumbai NIA courtroom. Rao must submit his passport earlier than the NIA courtroom and has been forbidden to contact any of the co-accused within the case.

Rao is required to furnish a private bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the identical quantity.

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