Allowing Varavara Rao to travel will delay framing of charges, says NIA court
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The 83-year-old activist had told the judge that he has cataracts in both eyes and the condition requires surgery.
Framing of charges in the Elgar Parishad case will get delayed if Varavara Rao is allowed to travel to Hyderabad for cataract surgery, a National Investigation Agency court has said while denying permission to the activist, Live Law reported.
Rao was denied permission to travel by the court on Friday. A detailed order was made available on Monday.
Can’t Allow Varavara Rao To Stay In Hyderabad For Three Months For Cataract Treatment, Will Delay Framing of Charges: NIA Court
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Observing that framing of charges in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad caste violence case will get delayed, the Special Court last week rejected poet-accused Varavara Rao’s application to undergo cataract treatment in Hyderabad.
Special Judge Rajesh Katariya cited the recent SC judgement granting Rao bail in which it was said that a decision on framing of charges must be taken within three months.
Special NIA court rejects Varavara Rao’s plea to go home, says it has to frame charges in Elgar Parishad case
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The NIA opposed the application, saying the treatment sought by Rao was available in Mumbai and that he was only seeking to nullify the SC’s terms for granting him medical bail.
A special NIA court in Mumbai has rejected the request of Telugu poet and Elgar Parishad accused Varavara Rao to go to Hyderabad for three months to undergo cataract surgery. The court said it had to frame charges against the accused within the next three months and so rejected the request.