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Madhugiri court issue non-bailable warrant against revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

Madhugiri court issue non-bailable warrant against revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

Madhugiri court issue non-bailable warrant against revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

24/10/2021

The New Indian Express / by Espress News Service

The court, in its order on Thursday, has also forfeited the surety bond of Rs 50,000, said his counsel Nagi Reddy.
The fourth additional district and sessions court at Madhugiri in Tumakuru district recently issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against revolutionary poet Varavara Rao for not appearing before it in a case concerning the massacre of six KSRP men by Naxalites on February 6, 2005 at Venkatammanahalli of Pavagada taluk.
… Rao was booked as one of the accused with the charge that his speech in Bengaluru might have also played a role in Naxal retaliation.
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Varavara Rao to move HC on non-bailable warrant

22/10/2021

The Hindu / by Special Correspondent

Additional sessions court in Madhugiri issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) on Thursday to poet-activist Varavara Rao in connection with the Naxal attack case dating back to 2005. It issued the warrant for non-appearance before the court.
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Bombay HC extends temporary bail of Varavara Rao till Oct 28

Bombay HC extends temporary bail of Varavara Rao till Oct 28

Varavara Rao need not surrender before jail officials until October 28, says HC

14/10/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Bombay High Court will hear Rao’s plea seeking extension of his medical bail for another six months on October 26.
Poet Varavara Rao need not surrender before the Taloja Jail authorities in Navi Mumbai until October 28, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday, PTI reported.
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Bombay HC extends time to surrender for Varavara Rao

14/10/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

The octogenarian, arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case in 2018, was granted medical bail by the HC on February 22 for six months.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday extended till October 28 the time to surrender for Elgar Parishad accused Varavara Rao, who has sought extension of his medical bail and permission to shift to his residence at Hyderabad in Telangana, citing ill health and high expenses in Mumbai.
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Live Law (Oct 14):
+++ Bombay High Court will shortly hear Telugu poet PV #VaravaraRao(81)’s plea to extend the medical bail granted to him, in February, 2021.
He has also sought relaxation of his bail condition so that he can leave Mumbai and live at home in #Hyderabad +++
+++ Hearing before Justices Nitin Jamdar and Sarang Kotwal
Sr Adv Anand Grover for Rao ASG Anil Singh for NIA +++
+++ Hearing begins +++
+++ Justice Jamdar – We can take it up sometime in the next week.
Desai requests for a Friday hearing.
J Jamdar – Adjourned to 26th. Time to surrender till 28th +++


Also read: Varavara Rao’s Plea For Extension Of Medical Bail; Bombay HC Adjourns The Matter, Grants Interim Protection (Live Law; Sep 24, 2021)

Video: Freedom For Varavara Rao

Video: Freedom For Varavara Rao


en | 1h 5min | 2021

By Irish PEN and Scottish PEN

Join Irish PEN, Scottish PEN, Wales PEN Cymru and guests as we share readings, translations and updates on the case of revolutionary Indian poet, Varavara Rao.
This event was chaired by Professor Ignatius McGovern and featured a rare opportunity to hear from Rao’s nephew, Venugopal Nellutla, who published ‘The Making of Varavara Rao: An Intimate Portrait by a Nephew’ in 2020. The event includes a variety of poetry and prose readings from Áine Ní Ghlinn, Professor Bashabi Fraser, Leela Soma, Ifor ap Glyn, June Considine and Kate Ennals.
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Varavara Rao’s Plea For Extension Of Medical Bail; HC Adjourns Matter, Grants Interim Protection

Varavara Rao’s Plea For Extension Of Medical Bail; HC Adjourns Matter, Grants Interim Protection


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Bombay HC extends time to surrender for Varavara Rao till October 14

25/09/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Rao, arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case in 2018, was granted medical bail by the HC on February 22 for six months. The court had said he would have to either surrender or seek another extension based on his health condition after six months.
The Bombay High Court on Friday extended by two weeks the time to surrender for Elgaar Parishad accused Varavara Rao, the octogenarian who has sought extension of his medical bail and permission to shift to his residence at Hyderabad citing ill health and high expenses in Mumbai.
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Varavara Rao’s Plea For Extension Of Medical Bail; Bombay HC Adjourns The Matter, Grants Interim Protection

24/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The Bombay High Court on Friday extended interim protection to Telugu Poet PV Varavara Rao from surrendering before prison officials in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad Case after his petition could not be heard due to paucity of time.
Rao has sought an extension of the medical bail granted to him on February 22, 2021, for six months, and modification of a bail condition to reside at his home in Telangana.
On Friday, after Rao’s counsel informed the court that the octogenarian is protected only until tomorrow, Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar said that interim protection granted earlier would continue till the matter is heard after two weeks.
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Varavara Rao’s bail plea hearing adjourned; he need not surrender till Oct 14

24/09/2021

The Hindu / by pti

Varavara Rao (82) was granted interim bail for six months on medical grounds by the HC on February 22 this year, and was scheduled to surrender and return to judicial custody on September 5.
The Bombay High Court on Friday adjourned till October 13 the hearing on a bail extension plea filed by poet-activist Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, and said he need not surrender before Taloja jail authorities till October 14.
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When Can an Accused in Jail Get Medical Bail? Is it Possible in UAPA Cases?

When Can an Accused in Jail Get Medical Bail? Is it Possible in UAPA Cases?

The Quint / by Vakasha Sachdev

Nearly all Bhima Koregaon accused have been denied medical bail despite serious ailments. Here’s what the law says.
On 24 September, the Bombay High Court will consider whether to extend the bail granted by it to poet and activist Varavara Rao on medical grounds, back in February.
81-year-old Rao had been granted medical bail for six months by the court in view of various medical problems that had kept requiring hospitalisation and repeated deteriorations in his condition every time he was sent back to jail.
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He Won’t Survive Taloja Jail: Varavara Rao’s Kin Plead For Bail Extension

He Won’t Survive Taloja Jail: Varavara Rao’s Kin Plead For Bail Extension

The Quint / by Nikhila Henry

Telugu poet Varavara Rao suffers from umbilical hernia and cataract.
Since he was relieved on bail from Taloja Central Prison in February 2021, Varavara Rao (82), Telugu poet and activist, has been living in a rented house in Malad East, Mumbai with his 72-year-old wife, P Hemalatha.
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Also read: NIA Opposes Extension Of Bail To Varavara Rao, Bombay High Court Extends Time To Surrender Till September 25 (Live Law, Sep 6, 2021)

Bombay HC asks Varavara Rao to surrender before jail officials on September 25

Bombay HC asks Varavara Rao to surrender before jail officials on September 25

10 reasons why NIA has opposed Varavara Rao´s extension plea

07/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed the extension application filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao in the Bombay High Court which has also sought modification of his bail conditions to enable him to reside in Hyderabad.
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Bombay HC asks Varavara Rao to surrender before jail officials on September 25

06/09/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The 81-year-old activist sought extension of bail on medical grounds, but the NIA opposed it saying that his reports did not disclose a ‘major ailment’.
The Bombay High Court on Monday asked poet and activist Varavara Rao to surrender before the Taloja Jail authorities in Navi Mumbai on September 25, The Hindu reported. His bail ended on September 5.
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NIA Opposes Extension Of Bail To Varavara Rao, Bombay High Court Extends Time To Surrender Till September 25

06/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed 81-year-old PV Varavara Rao’s plea to extend his medical bail, saying that his reports don’t disclose a “major ailment” which necessitates the extension of bail or require him to reside at his home in Hyderabad.
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Varavara Rao moves Bombay High Court for extention of bail

06/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed that Rao, who is presently on medical bail, need not surrender till September 25, 2021 when the matter will be heard in detail.
The Bombay High Court on Monday directed that Bhima Koregaon accused Dr. Varavara Rao, who is presently on medical bail, need not surrender till September 25, 2021.
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The Legal Battle of Bhima Koregaon: The story so far

The Legal Battle of Bhima Koregaon: The story so far

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The Special NIA Court has listed the pending applications on September 6, 2021
On July 5, 2021, 83-year-old activist and priest Father Stan Swamy passed away in a Mumbai private hospital while in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the riots that took place in Bhima Koregaon post the Elgar Parishad event held on January 2018.
His death highlighted the state of undertrials in the Bhima Koregaon case, most of whom have been awaiting trial for the past three years.
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Varavara Rao Approaches Bombay HC For Extension Of Medical Bail & Permission To Reside At Home

Varavara Rao Approaches Bombay HC For Extension Of Medical Bail & Permission To Reside At Home


VV Rao. March 7, 2021

Varavara Rao Approaches Bombay HC For Extension Of Medical Bail & Permission To Reside At Home

03/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

Of the 16 accused arrested in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case, Rao is the only one to be granted temporary bail.
Telugu poet PV Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad caste violence case has approached the Bombay High Court to extend his medical bail and for permission to reside at his home in Telangana.
In his petition, Rao has said he is still ailing and hasn’t flouted a single bail condition; therefore, he was deserving of the reliefs sought.
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No coercive action against Varavara Rao till Sept 6, NIA tells HC

03/09/2021

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

Rao’s wife had approached the HC seeking medical bail for her 84-year-old husband who was kept at Taloja jail with other accused in the Elgar Parishad case
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday assured the Bombay high court (HC) that they would not take coercive action against Elgar Parishad accused P Varavara Rao who was granted bail for a period of six months on February 22.
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Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Default Bail Plea Of Eight Accused In Bhima Koregaon

Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Default Bail Plea Of Eight Accused In Bhima Koregaon

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Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Default Bail Plea Of Eight Accused In Bhima Koregaon

02/09/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved for orders a petition filed by eight accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgar Parishad caste violence case challenging cognisance of the charge sheet by a sessions judge in Pune and seeking default bail.
The accused have filed the appeal against the Sessions court’s order rejecting the default bail application under Section 167(2) of the Code of of Criminal Procedure read with Section 43-D (2) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
… The HC is likely to pronounce its judgement along a similar plea made co-accused Sudha Bharadwaj, on which order was reserved on August 4.
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HC reserves order on plea by eight accused

01/09/2021

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

The Bombay high court reserved its orders in the petition filed by the eight Elgar Parishad accused who challenged the cognizance taken by the sessions judge of the charge sheet filed by Pune Police in November 2018.
The counsel for the accused argued that as the sessions judge had passed orders and not the special NIA court or a magistrate court as stipulated by the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) under which the accused were booked, the orders passed by the sessions judge were not valid and they were eligible for default bail.
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Bombay HC reserves verdict in plea by 8 accused challenging cognizance taken by Pune Sessions Judge

01/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The eight accused who have moved the Court are Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, P Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict in the plea filed by eight of sixteen accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case challenging the decision of the Pune Sessions Judge to take cognizance of chargesheet against them.
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Also read:
8 accused move Bombay HC; claim chargesheet filed in haste only to defeat their right of bail (Bar & Bench, Aug 23)
Is Cognizance By Pune Sessions Court In Bhima Koregaon Case Void? Bombay High Court Reserves Judgment In Sudha Bharadwaj’s Plea For Default Bail (Live Law, Aug 4)