July 06, 2021 10:40 am
In June 2020, the special NIA court rejected interim bail pleas of poet Varavara Rao and former professor Shoma Sen, who sought bail citing their health conditions in light of Covid. Rao was subsequently granted temporary bail by HC for six months.
June 10, 2021 8:26 am
Harsh Mander writes: It’s been three years since Bhima Koregaon accused were incarcerated by a state that continues to oppose bail for them, despite Covid and other grave threats to their health.
March 01, 2021 8:39 pm
The High Court on February 22 granted bail to Rao for six months on health grounds with strict conditions in the case being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
February 25, 2021 11:04 pm
The high court on Monday granted bail for six months with strict conditions to Rao on health grounds in the case being investigated by the National Investigation Agency. (NIA).
February 24, 2021 8:37 am
Bail for Varavara Rao is welcome. Tougher questions must be asked when accused are in custody for extended periods of time
February 23, 2021 9:54 pm
Rao was arrested in the Surjagad case in January 2019 and has already been chargesheeted.
February 23, 2021 4:21 am
Turning down an appeal by the NIA for a three-week stay on the operation of the order, the high court granted bail to the poet-activist on health grounds, on a personal bond of Rs 50,000.
February 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Rao, who has been under custody awaiting trial since August 2018, should surrender after completion of temporary bail period of six months, the bench said.
January 27, 2021 8:02 pm
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who appeared for the NIA, reminded the court that Rao's medical reports from the Nanavati Hospital, from earlier this month, stated that he was stable and fit to be discharged.
January 21, 2021 9:20 pm
The HC directed Rao's counsel to file an affidavit on the facilities not available at Taloja jail hospital on the basis of which Rao requires medical bail, so that the bench can verify the claims with authorities before deciding on the plea.
October 26, 2018 4:12 pm
As Pune Sessions Court rejects the bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, and Sudha Bhardwaj in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, a look at the activists who were placed under house arrest for alleged links to Maoists.