One of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon Elgar case is the 83-years old Telugu poet and orator Mr P. Varavara Rao, has filed a plea in the Bombay High Court asking for a permanent medical bail. The 83 years old health is deteriorating and have had 2 surgeries from the date of his arrest. He claimed that, the Taloja prison is not compatible for him due to its poor conditions, which is causing health issues to Mr Rao. The Supreme Court was approached by one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.
The accused is P. Varavara Rao who is a Telugu poet and orator who was arrested as one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. He has filed a plea to challenge the Bombay High Court order not giving him permanent medical bail. The three-judge bench comprising Justice Lalit, Justice Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia is set to hear the plea of the 83-year-old accused. Mr Rao has said that he was arrested for the Bhima Koregaon case and was arrested by the Maharashtra Police in the year 2018 from his residence in Hyderabad. He claimed that he was kept under house arrest in Hyderabad till November 2018 and later was shifted to Taloja jail to take him into police custody.
The accused filed for medical bail in February 2021 due to some health conditions. And later got released in March 2021. On April 13th of 2022, the said accused filed for another bail plea which now is asking for permanent medical bail for the 83 years old accused. The accused was claiming this bail on stating the order passed by the Bombay High Court in the bail petition filed on February 2021. Where the judge in the case has ordered to grant the bail but also stated the following in the same order, “The petitioner can be on an extended medical Bail or even on permanent medical bail on providing with proper medical records which satisfies the court. But the new judge to hear the plea in the Bombay High Court has said the previous judge has made an error while giving this order and after clarifying that, the Court dismissed the plea filed by the accused and asked the accused to present himself before the Taloja prison within three months.
The accused has invoked article 21 of the Constitution of India providing for the right to health and medical treatment. He also claimed the case will take not less than 10 years to get over. Even after so many statements the Bombay High Court dismissed the plea and ordered him to surrender before the Taloja prison in three months. After all those efforts to get a permanent bail the order of the Bombay High Court came in opposite than what they expected, so with no other option the accused challenged the High Court’s order in the Supreme Court
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