Bombay HC Directs NIA to Get Varavara Rao Medically Examined, Submit Report
In response, NIA's counsel Advocate Sandesh Patil issued an apology.
The Bombay High Court on Monday, 29 November, directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to get Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao medically examined at a private hospital.
Rao's counsel had contended that despite the high court's order dated 18 November, the respondents had failed to take him to the hospital.
In response, NIA's counsel Advocate Sandesh Patil issued an apology and said that the applicant will be examined immediately, saying that a report will be submitted to the court by next hearing.
On 18 November, the HC Bench heard Rao’s plea seeking extension of bail term, and directed Nanavati Hospital to examine him and submit a report ahead of the next hearing which was scheduled for November 29.
The HC had given Rao until 2 Decembee to return to jail, which was subsequently extended till 6 December, The Indian Express reported.
Rao was previously granted bail on medical grounds for which he requested extension several times. The 82-year-old poet has been suffering from asymptomatic Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions, and has claimed that being in judicial custody will deteriorate his health further.
(With inputs from The Indian Express.)
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