Bombay HC issues notice to NIA on bail plea by Octogenarian Stan Swamy in Elgar Parishad case
The Leaflet / by Byhamza Lakdawala
The Bombay High Court Tuesday issued notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on a plea filed by octogenarian Father Stan Swamy, seeking bail on medical grounds.
A bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale also directed the Taloja jail authorities to file a report indicating Stan Swamy’s health status.
The bench listed the matter in the week commencing from May 15.
Bombay HC Issues Notice To NIA Over Activist Stan Swamy’s Bail Plea
Outlook / by Outlook Web Bureau
Stan Swamy (84) was arrested in October 2020 in connection with the Elgar-Parishad Maoist links case.
The Bombay High Court Tuesday issued a notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) directing it to file a reply to tribal rights activist Stan Swamy’s medical bail plea.
Swamy (84) was arrested in October 2020 in connection with the Elgar-Parishad Maoist links case. He has been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and various other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
By Live Law (May 4):
+++ The Bombay High Court will hear 84-yr-old tribal rights activist Father Stan Swamy’s appeal for emergency bail +++
+++ Matter begins.
J Shinde- What is the position of the proceedings before the sessions court?
Sr Adv Mihir Desai – Even the charges have not been framed +++
Desai – He is got advanced Parkinsons and has a hearing problem. With covid spreading in prisons, its become very difficult for him. APP Yagnik for the State says he needs time to file a reply +++
+++ J Shinde says they will keep the medical bail application during the vacation and regular bail application can be heard later +++
+++ Court issues notice on Fr Stan Swamy’s bail plea on merits +++
Court begins dictating the order. Court – Adv Desai submits that limitation in filing the appeal for emergency bail won’t apply in view of the SC’s orders +++
+++ Court – The fact that the appellant is in jail and did not gain an advantage by delaying the appeal. Delay condoned +++
+++ Court – Mr. Yagnik assures the court that Father Stan’s medical reports will be submitted by May 15, 2021. Father Stan Swamy’s lawyers are at liberty to mention his emergency bail application after May 17, 2021 +++
+++ Court allows an amendment for the State to be added as a party in both the bail appeals. hearing ends +++
Father Stan Swamy Moves Bombay High Court For Bail
Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim
Father Stan Swamy, tribal rights activist and an accused in the Elgaar Parishad – Bhima Koregaon Case has approached the Bombay High Court challenging rejection of his bail pleas by the Special Court under the National Investigating Agency Act.
The 84-year-old Jesuit priest has filed an appeal against two orders of the NIA court, the first rejecting his emergency bail application on health grounds in October, last year, and the second order from March 21, 2021, rejecting his bail plea on merits.
Bhima Koregaon accused Stan Swamy files appeal before Bombay HC challenging Special NIA Court order refusing bail
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
Swamy was arrested from his house in Ranchi on October 8, 2020 for his alleged role in inciting riots at Bhima Koregaon in 2018. He was later remanded to judicial custody and lodged in Taloja jail.
His bail plea on the ground of medical emergency arising due to COVID-19 pandemic was rejected in October by the Special Court dealing with cases investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).