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Bombay HC Directs Private Hospital not to Discharge DU Professor Hanny Babu Until Next Hearing [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 29 May 2021 9:53pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay HC Directs Private Hospital not to Discharge DU Professor Hanny Babu Until Next Hearing [READ ORDER]

The Bombay High Court on Thursday (28/05/2021) directed a private hospital not to discharge Delhi University Professor Hanny Babu until the next hearing of a petition submitted by his wife (Jenny Roweena v. The State of Maharashtra).

The direction was issued after the court heard the petition by Babu's wife, which prayed that the Professor's health condition is not adequate to return him to jail and sought interim emergency bail.

Babu had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in May 2021 and was also suffering from a severe eye infection. He was admitted at a government hospital initially and was later shifted to a Breach Candy Hospital after a court order allowing for the same. The transfer order also came when family members of the incarcerated Professor petitioned before the High Court.

Allowing the transfer of the Professor to the private hospital, Justice Kathawalla observed that:

“Let the family get psychological satisfaction at least that he is treated in a hospital of their choice. There is nothing wrong if this becomes a precedent, especially in the present times.”

Professor Hanny Babu is one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon- Elgaar Parishad Case.

The present matter was heard by a vacation bench comprising Justices S.S. Shinde and N.R. Borkar.

Advocate Yug Chaudary appearing for the accused, submitted that Babu is still positive for Covid-19 and suffers from an eye infection, but he may be returned to jail. He submitted that Babu ill health would not justify him being sent back… Continue Reading...


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