Senior advocate Anand Grover says cash bond as sureties have been taking time to be organized because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poet Varavara Rao’s counsel approached the Bombay High Court, urging the court docket to grant him provisional cash bail for one month, as arranging for solvent sureties would take time.
On February 22, the identical Bench had granted bail to Mr. Rao, accused within the Bhima Koregaon violence case, for six months on medical grounds upon his furnishing a P. R. Bond of ₹50,000 and two solvent sureties within the like quantity.
Senior advocate Anand Grover representing Mr. Rao, appeared earlier than a Division Bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and Manish Pitale. He requested the court docket to grant Mr. Rao bail on a cash bond as sureties have been taking time to be organized because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The court docket directed him to serve a duplicate of his software to National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the case.
The matter will probably be heard on February 25.
The court docket directed Mr. Rao to be discharged from the non-public hospital and mentioned he would report back to the closest police station by a WhatsApp video name fortnightly. The different circumstances levied by the court docket are: “The undertrial shall not leave the jurisdiction of the NIA Court at Mumbai on being released on bail. He shall reside within the said jurisdiction. He shall inform the NIA Court immediately about his place of residence within the said jurisdiction and his contact numbers, as also those of his relatives residing with him. On completion of period of six months, the undertrial shall surrender to the jail authorities, or he may apply for extension, depending upon his health condition supported by medical examination reports.”