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Bombay HC Directs Immediate Virtual Examination of Jailed Poet Varavara Rao

Lawstreet Journal 17 Nov 2020 8:25pm

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On Thursday (12th November 2020), The Bombay High Court ordered a medical examination of poet Dr. Varavara Rao through video by the doctors of Nanavati hospital to gauge his present medical health.

According to his wife, the poet’s condition has been deteriorating. If doctors are of the opinion that a physical examination will be required, the same will be facilitated by the Talojia jail authorities. The medical examination will be done by the same doctors who had prepared his medical report in July this year.

The medical report is directed to be placed before the court and also to the petitioner, his wife.

Dr. Rao is presently locked-up for his alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Further hearing of this case will be on 17th November 2020 according to a bench of Justices A K Menon and Justice S P Tavade.

The petitioner represented by senior advocate Indira Jaising said that she apprehends that Dr. Rao would lose his life if he continues in jail. She asked, “He suffers from a neurological condition, he is bedridden, his catheter is not changed for more than 40 days. Do you think a man bedridden can flee?” 

A question was asked by Jaising as to why on August 28, Dr.Rao was abruptly discharged from Nanavati hospital without informing the Bombay High Court or his family, despite the fact that his medical report had suggested that he would require close monitoring.

Dr. Rao be shifted to Nanavati hospital for proper medical care and examination as immediate relief and added that… Continue Reading...

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