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Stan Swamy's hospital stay extended until June 18 by the Bombay High Court

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jun 2021 1:00am

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After learning that 84-year-old tribal rights activist from Ranchi Father Stan Swamy had tested positive for covid-19, the Bombay High Court on Thursday (June 10, 2021) extended his stay in a private hospital until June 18 for him.

In the Bhima Koregaon - Elgar Parishad caste-based violence case, he is charged. Before adjourning his petition for hearing on June 18, a division bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar ordered Holy Family Hospital to submit a report on the octogenarian's health by June 17. 

Last October, the court heard an appeal against the Special NIA court's decision to deny Father Stan interim emergency bail. On medical grounds, the plea asks for his release on interim bail. 

Father Swamy, one of the first people to be charged under the strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, suffers from acute Parkinson's disease, hearing loss in both ears, and has had two hernia operations. He also has lumbar spondylosis, or wear and tear of the lumbar disc, as well as tremors in both hands. 

Father Swamy had refused to be admitted to a hospital during an earlier hearing before the vacation bench, pleading with the court to grant him interim bail so that he could be with his family. He told the court that his health had gotten worse while he was in prison. 

'I'd rather suffer, and possibly die very soon if this continues... my deterioration is more powerful than the small tablets they give," Father Swamy had said. His lawyer, Senior… Continue Reading...

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