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Stan Swamy reluctant to move out of Taloja jail / Stan Swamy files 3 new pleas

Stan Swamy reluctant to move out of Taloja jail / Stan Swamy files 3 new pleas

Stan Swamy reluctant to move out of Taloja jail

5/12/2020

Free Press Journal / by Staff Reporter

Plea for straw, sipper and winter wear pending before court as report from jail did not arrive on Friday.
While 83-year-old tribal rights activist Stan Swamy’s plea for straw, sipper and winter wear continues to be pending before the court as the report from jail did not arrive on Friday, Swamy’s advocate has made a plea before the special court on Friday seeking to be heard if Swamy is to be shifted out of Taloja Central Jail where he is currently lodged.
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Stan Swamy files 3 new pleas seeking his bag, copy of hard disk and direction against jail transfer

04/12/2020

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

Swamy’s lawyer on Friday confirmed to the court that he has received a straw, sipper and winter clothes.
Jailed activist Stan Swamy on Friday moved the special National Investigation Agency court with three new petitions, reported The Hindu. The pleas sought direction to the investigation agency to return Swamy’s bag, which was seized during his arrest, a clone copy of his hard disk, and an order not to transfer him from Taloja Jail, where he is currently lodged.
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Father Stan Swamy files fresh application in NIA Court for his bag, clone copy of hard disk

04/12/2020

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

Advocate Shariq Sheikh appearing for Swamy, claimed that Swamy had heard from a jail official that he may be transferred to another jail.
Father Stan Swamy, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case and presently lodged in a prison hospital, has moved the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court seeking return of his bag and also requesting for a clone copy of his hard disk, both allegedly under NIA custody.
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Bombay HC: Varavara Rao’s condition has improved, but will remain in hospital till Dec 14

Bombay HC: Varavara Rao’s condition has improved, but will remain in hospital till Dec 14

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

A bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik also said that the poet’s family can continue to see him at the hospital.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday said that the condition of activist Varavara Rao has improved, but he will continue to remain at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital till December 14, reported PTI.
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Not likely to jump bail, arrest malafide: Father Stan Swamy moves Special NIA Court for bail

Not likely to jump bail, arrest malafide: Father Stan Swamy moves Special NIA Court for bail

Not likely to jump bail, arrest malafide: Father Stan Swamy moves Special NIA Court for bail

27/11/2020

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

“… he was not arrested during the long investigation lasting more than 2 years itself shows that he was never seen as a flight risk or someone who would tamper with evidence”, reads the application.
83-year-old tribal rights activist and Jesuit priest, Father Stan Swamy has filed a bail application before the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai seeking release on bail from Taloja Central Jail where he has been lodged for his alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case.
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Father Stan Swamy files plea for woollens, sipper, straw

27/11/2020

Hindustan Times / by Charul Shah

Tribal rights activist and priest Father Stan Swamy filed a fresh application on Thursday, requesting winter wear, a sipper cup and straw after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) informed the special court it had not confiscated Swamy’s straw and sipper cup. The matter, along with Swamy’s bail plea, will be heard next in December.
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We Don’t Have Father Stan Swamy’s Sipper & Straw With Us, Says NIA

26/11/2020

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

A Special NIA Court in Mumbai directed the concerned medical officer in Taloja jail to reply to the requirement of a straw and sipper filed by 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease after the National Investigation Agency expressed its inability to provide a straw and sipper for the Jesuit priest accused in the cast based violence at Bhima Koregaon.
Finally, Court directed the medical officer to reply to the requirement of straw and sipper along with winter clothes. The matter will now be heard on December 4.
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Wait for straw, sipper gets longer for Stan Swamy, who has Parkinson’s disease & is in jail

26/11/2020

The Print / by Apoorva Mandhani

Stan Swamy, in jail in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence, files fresh application seeking a straw and sipper after NIA denies seizing it. Matter will be heard on 4 December.
Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old Jharkhand-based Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last month in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, will have to wait till December at least to get a straw and sipper cup which he needs as a Parkinson’s disease patient, as well as winter clothes.
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Court pulls up prison authorities for not responding to activist Anand Teltumbde’s plea

Court pulls up prison authorities for not responding to activist Anand Teltumbde’s plea

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

A special National Investigation Agency court pulled up authorities of Taloja prison and the Mumbai Central Jail for delaying reports related to activist Anand Teltumbde, who is an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, reported The Times of India.
The court made the remark after Teltumbde submitted that there had been no reply to a petition he submitted in August. Teltumbde had on August 28 approached the court with an application to get home-cooked food, and highlighted his health-related problems.
Following this, the court had instructed the Taloja Jail superintendent to submit a report and take him for medical tests. The prison officials were asked to submit a response by September 4, but the authorities have still not filed it.
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Varavara Rao shifted to Nanavati Hospital, condition stable

Varavara Rao shifted to Nanavati Hospital, condition stable

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

In July, Rao had undergone treatment at the state-run St George Hospital after he had tested positive for Covid-19. His neurological complications had flared up during the course of the treatment for the viral infection.
Poet-activist Varavara Rao (81), who has been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967, for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case, was shifted to the general ward of Nanavati Hospital on Wednesday night for the next 15 days from Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai, as per the instructions of the Bombay high court (HC).
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Bombay High Court Orders To Shift Varavara Rao To Nanavati Hospital From Prison [Read order]

Bombay High Court Orders To Shift Varavara Rao To Nanavati Hospital From Prison [Read order]

‘He’s Almost On Deathbed’: Bombay High Court Orders To Shift Varavara Rao To Nanavati Hospital From Prison

18/11/2020

Live Law / by Nitish Kshyap

Taking note of the critical medical condition of the 81-year old undertrial Varavara Rao, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that he be shifted to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital from Taloja Jail, for 15 days for a thorough check-up.
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+++ By Live Law: Bombay High Court allowing the shifting of Varavara Rao from Taloja prison to Nanavati Hospital. Court has also ordered that he shouldn’t be discharged without informing it.+++
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„What is the price we pay if he is acqutted?“ Indira Jaising during Varavara Rao´s bail hering in Bombay High Court

18/11/2020

Bar & Bench / by Bar & Bench

Jaising today confined her arguments to interim relief that Rao be shifted out of the jail hospital and to Nanavati hospital for tests and treatment.
The Bombay High Court today directed the immediate transfer of poet activist Dr Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, from Taloja jail to the Nanavati hospital for medical examinations and treatment in view of concerns over his deteriorating health condition.
… Read a live account of the hearing today.
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Video: VV Rao to be admitted to Nanavati hospital for treatment a small relief, says Venugopal Rao


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India Ahead News / India Ahead News talks with Venugopal Rao

Bhima Koregaon case accused Varavara Rao’s kin Venugopal Rao calls #Bombay #HighCourt allowing him to be admitted to Nanavati hospital for treatment a small relief, says family was expecting bail.
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“DON’T SHIFT HIM BACK TO JAIL WITHOUT INFORMING THE COURT”: MUMBAI HIGH COURT DIRECTS N.I.A.

18/11/2020

Release the Poet / by N Venugopal

Mumbai High Court directs the government to shift poet Varavara Rao to Nanavati Hospital immediately for examinations and treatment for multiple issues of kidney, liver, heart and brain as the medical reports of November 13 and 17 revealed. Initially the government was asked to keep him in the hospital for 15 days. The government was also asked not to shift him back to jail, without informing the court. The court also allowed family members to visit VV, as per the hospital protocols.
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Varavara Rao’s medical report a ‘complete eyewash’, Indira Jaising Tells HC / Bail Plea Adjourned Till Tomorrow

Varavara Rao’s medical report a ‘complete eyewash’, Indira Jaising Tells HC / Bail Plea Adjourned Till Tomorrow

Varavara Rao Not Seen By Experts; His Medical Report Complete Eyewash’ : Indira Jaising Tells Bombay High Court

17/11/2020

Live Law / by Livelaw News Network

The medical report prepared by the doctors of Nanavati hospital after examining 81-year old undertrial Varavara Rao through video call is a ‘complete eyewash’, said his lawyer Senior Advocate Indira Jaising in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.
Jaising raised serious objections against the medical report.
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HC asks Maharashtra government to provide Varavara Rao’s medical report to his wife

17/11/2020

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dohiya

The directions were issued after senior counsel Indira Jaising informed the court that the report provided to them on Tuesday afternoon was incomplete and did not have any details of the tests done on Rao.
The Bombay high court has directed Maharashtra to provide details of the examination conducted by the doctors of Nanavati Hospital through video consultation on 81-year-old Telugu poet P Varavara Rao to his wife. The latter has petitioned the court to shift the Bhima Koregaon accused from Taloja jail to Nanavati Hospital.
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Bombay HC to Hear Plea to Shift Varavara Rao to Hospital on Wed

17/11/2020

The Quint / by Vakasha Sachdev

Doctors from Nanavati Hospital assessed Rao’s condition on 13 November via teleconsultation, report submitted to HC.
The Bombay High Court will continue to hear the petitions filed by 80-year-old Varavara Rao at 11 am on Wednesday, 18 November, including the request to transfer him to Nanavati Hospital for treatment while his medical and humanitarian bail pleas are considered by the court.
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After audio difficultiers in virual court, Bombay High Court to hold physical sitting tomorrow

17/11/2020

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Bench of Justices SS Shinde and Madhav Jamdar adjourned the matter today after experiencing audio reception difficulties during the virtual hearing today.
The plea seeking the release of poet-activist Dr Varavara Rao on medical bail and allied prayers will be heard by the Bombay High Court in physical court tomorrow.
The matter was taken up today afternoon following the last hearing on November 12. However, it was adjourned to tomorrow following a brief hearing as the Bench was unable to clearly hear submissions made by Rao’s counsel, Indira Jaising during the video conference hearing today.
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Varavara Rao denied bail till Nov 17, Bombay HC directs immediate medical examination

Varavara Rao denied bail till Nov 17, Bombay HC directs immediate medical examination


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Bombay High Court orders medical exam to gauge Dr Varavara Rao’s health status, bail plea to be taken up next on Nov 17

12/11/2020

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Court has directed a team from Nanavati hospital to conduct the medical exam, if possible today, adding that a physical exam may be conducted if the team feels an exam via video call is not possible.
The Bombay High Court today directed that a medical examination be conducted to gauge the health status of poet-activist Dr Varavara Rao, who is presently detained in Taloja jail following his arrest in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case in 2018.
The Court has added that the exam be conducted via video today itself, if possible, with the participation of doctors from the Nanavati Hospital who had earlier issued a report on Rao’s condition.
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Bombay High Court Directs Immediate Medical Examination Of Varavara Rao To Consider Prayer For Shifting To Hospital

12/11/2020

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed immediate medical examination of 81-year-old Varavara Rao, lodged in Taloja jail in the Bhima Koregaon case, to ascertain whether he needs to be shifted to Nanavati Hospital.
The Court directed that a panel of doctors from Nanavati Hospital should examine him via video call immediately, either today itself or at the latest by tomorrow morning. If the doctors form the opinion after the video call that physical examination of the undertrial is needed, the same should be done immediately.
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Pleading ‘degrading and inhuman treatment’ of ailing Varavara Rao; petition seeking poet’s transfer to Nanavati hospital to be heard by Bombay HC today

12/11/2020

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The Bombay High Court will hear today at 3 pm the plea filed Pendyala Hemalatha, the wife of Dr Varavara Rao, alleging violation of the Right to Life, Dignity and Health of her husband on account of the ‘degrading’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment being meted out to Dr. Rao in Tajolia jail.
Senior Advocate Indira Jaising will represent the petitioner before the High Court.
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Bombay HC directs Varavara Rao’s medical examination via video link

12/11/2020

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The Bombay High Court Thursday ordered a medical examination of Dr. Varavara Rao through video by the doctors of Nanavati hospital to gauge the present medical health of Dr. Rao, whose condition, according to his wife, has been deteriorating…
Earlier this year, the poet-activist’s deteriorating health condition had caused national and international outrage after his family pleaded to save him from dying in jail. The poet is lodged in Taloja jail’s hospital which according to his wife, lacks medical facilities and is grossly ill-equipped to provide him with the care that he needs.
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Navlakha, Parvez part of a larger conspiracy to defame India: NIA

Navlakha, Parvez part of a larger conspiracy to defame India: NIA

The New Indian Express / by Express News Service

The NIA, in its Elgar Parishad charge sheet, alleged that Navlakha was working as a link between Pakistan’s ISI and the CPI-Maoist.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) believes are links between Kashmiri activist Khurram Parvez and activist Gautam Navlakha, who was chargesheeted in the Elgar Parishad Bhima Koregaon case, sources said on Wednesday.
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SC Asks Bombay HC To Consider Varavara Rao’s Bail Application At The Earliest

SC Asks Bombay HC To Consider Varavara Rao’s Bail Application At The Earliest

Supreme Court Asks Bombay High Court To Consider Varavara Rao’s Bail Application At The Earliest

29/10/2020

Live Law / by Radhika Roy

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Bombay High Court to list the bail application of 81-year-old poet P. Varavara Rao, who is an undetrail in the Bhima Koregaon case, before the appropriate Bench and hear it at the earliest.
A Bench comprising of Justices UU Lalit, Vineet Saran and S. Ravindra Bhat expressed concern about the bail application filed on medical grounds not having been listed before the Bombay High Court since 17 September and directed the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court to list the same at the earliest.
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SC asks Bombay HC to expedite hearing Varavara Rao’s bail application

29/10/2020

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Bombay High Court to expedite the hearing of the bail application filed by noted poet Dr. Varavara Rao on medical grounds.
It also expressed concern at the delay in hearing Rao’s bail application which was last heard by the High Court on September 17 when one of the judges in a two-judge bench recused himself from the case. The Court also directed the High Court to examine whether Dr. Rao would be required to be treated in a speciality hospital.
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SC Declines to Order Transfer of Varavara Rao to Hospital

29/10/2020

The Quint / by Vakasha Sachdev

The bench headed by Justice UU Lalit requested the Bombay HC to take up the matter urgently.
The Supreme Court on Thursday, 29 October, declined to grant bail on medical/humanitarian grounds to 80-year-old Varavara Rao, one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.
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SC asks Varavara Rao family to approach Bombay HC again

29/10/2020

The Hindu / by Krishnadas Rajagopal

Apex court requests HC Chief Justice to list case for hearing at the earliest.
The Supreme Court on Thursday did not order the immediate release from jail of ailing poet-activist Varavara Rao even as it voiced concern over a month-long delay witnessed in the Bombay High Court to hear urgent pleas for his liberty and medical treatment.
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