Supreme Court grants permanent medical bail to P. Varavara Rao in Bhima Koregaon case [read order]
The Leaflet / by The Leaflet
A bench, presided by the CJI-designate, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, was satisfied that Dr. Rao did not misuse his freedom during the six-month bail granted by the Bombay High Court, and therefore deserves to be granted permanent bail for health reasons.
On Wednesday, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit, Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia granted permanent medical bail to 82-years old poet, activist and teacher Dr. P. Varavara Rao, accused of inciting violence in the Bhima Koregaon case. Factors such as his old age, two and half years of custody, non-framing of charges against Dr. Rao, and his deteriorating health weighed in favour of the grant of bail.
Supreme Court Grants Medical Bail To Varavara Rao, Deletes HC Condition To Surrender After 3 Months
Live Law / by Rintu Mariam Biju
The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted medical bail to 84-year old P Varavara Rao, who has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in the Bhima Koregaon case for alleged links with banned Maoist organization.
A bench comprising Justices UU Lalit, Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia passed the order in the Special Leave Petition filed by Rao challenging the Bombay High Court’s refusal to grant him permanent bail on medical grounds.
Supreme Court grants bail to Varavara Rao on medical grounds
Bar & Bench / by Debayan Roy
The Court made it clear that this order shall not impact the cases of the other accused or of Rao on merits. Rao was ordered not to leave the jurisdiction of Mumbai.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao, who was arrested in 2018, on medical grounds.
A Bench of Justices UU Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat ordered,
“Matter has not even been taken up for framing of charges and the discharge applications by accused and others are also pending. The medical condition of Rao has not improved over period of time so that bail granted is withdrawn. We thus find P Varavara Rao is entitled to bail on medical grounds. We thus delete the para limiting the bail to a period of time.”
SC Grants Varavara Rao Permanent Bail on Medical Grounds
The Wire / by The Wire Staff
The apex court has deleted the condition imposed by the Bombay high court under which the activist had to surrender in three months from April.
The Supreme Court has granted activist and poet Varavara Rao – held as an undertrial in the Elgar Parishad case since August 28, 2018 – permanent bail on medical grounds.
Out on medical bail since March 6, 2021, the 84-year-old had moved the Supreme Court for permanent bail on the same grounds after his plea was rejected by the Bombay high court on April 13.