Poet and activist Varavara Rao, an accused in Bhima-Koregaon case dischraged from hospital

Background

Poet and activist Varavara Rao, an accused in Bhima-Koregaon case, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital where he was admitted by Maharashtra government following intervention from the High Court last year. He was admitted to the medical facility in November last year due to ill-health.

Direction of the Bombay HC

1. A bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale had granted bail for six months by the Bombay High Court on medical grounds last month.

2. He was also asked to remain in Mumbai and be available for investigation whenever required.

3.Rao was asked not to contact any of the co-accused and submit his passport before the National Investigation agency.

4. He was also directed to submit a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the same amount.

5.After the six-month period, Rao will have to either surrender before the trial court or approach the High Court for extension of the bail period.

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