Mr. Rao was shifted from the Taloja Central jail to the private hospital on November 18
The Bombay High Court on Thursday allowed 81-year-old poet Varavara Rao, accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, to continue to be in a private hospital until January 13.
A division bench of justices S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik was listening to a plea filed by senior advocates Indira Jaisingh and Anand Grower on behalf of Mr. Rao’s spouse Hemlata.
Mr. Rao was shifted from the Taloja Central jail to the private hospital on November 18.
On November 18, Maharashtra’s counsel knowledgeable the court docket that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had agreed to shift Mr. Rao to Nanavati Hospital for 15 days as a “special case” and never a precedent.
However, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh representing the National Investigation Agency, opposed to the identical. He argued that the government-run hospitals have been all well- geared up to deal with Mr. Rao and if this was allowed, all prisoners would search particular remedy.
Ms. Jaisingh had stated, “If he dies it will be a custodial death.” She had listed that he has dementia; liver failure, kidney failure, has had a coronary heart assault, and was COVID-19 optimistic. She had then stated there are a number of submit COVID-19 issues that happen in an aged particular person and he’s already bed-ridden, who has an urinary tract an infection as a result of his catheter was not modified for 3 months.