Mumbai: The members of the family of Dr. P Varavara Rao (81), a Telugu author and poet, who’s lodged at Navi Mumbai’s Taloja Jail in reference to the 2018 Elgar Parishad case, has expressed concern about his worsening well being situation and the authorities’ bid to scuttle his bail plea once more.
They are apprehensive that JJ Hospital, the place he was taken for a battery of medical assessments owing to his superior age on Monday afternoon, would possibly hurriedly launch him earlier than his bail plea comes up for listening to on Friday to bolster that his well being situation isn’t as worse because it made out to be.
They launched a press release on Tuesday morning, pleading to the hospital authorities to make sure that he isn’t launched till he recovers and no try needs to be made to discharge him hurriedly.
“Dr. Rao was shifted to JJ Hospital from Taloja Jail on Monday afternoon. He was undergoing various tests until midnight. Hospital officials reportedly said that he was brought in for an evaluation and did not confirm whether he was going to be admitted. He may be kept in the hospital until the results are made available in a couple of days,” the assertion learn.
Dr. Rao’s members of the family have alleged that the authorities didn’t present any info to them about his well being situation, together with when he was taken to the hospital on Monday afternoon.
“Though it was mandatory to inform the family about these developments, neither government nor jail, police, hospital authorities provided any information to us,” the assertion added.
On May 28, Dr. Rao was taken to the hospital after he had misplaced consciousness. Later, he was discharged on June 1.
At that point, the members of the family had alleged that he was hurriedly discharged in a bid to impede his bail plea earlier than the particular National Investigation Agency (NIA) courtroom, which was rejected on June 26.
The NIA, which had taken over the Elgar Parishad case from Pune Police in February, had opposed the bail plea, as Dr. Rao was charged below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the place there is no such thing as a provision to grant him short-term bail.
NIA had submitted that the jail authorities might be directed to make sure that Dr. Rao was supplied correct medical consideration, every time required.
Earlier, on January 1, 2018, violence erupted between Dalits and Marathas close to the village of Bhima Koregaon in Pune district, the place hundreds of Dalits had gathered to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon.
In that battle, the British Army’s Dalit Mahar troopers had defeated the Brahmin Peshwa rulers of the Maratha empire.
The commemoration occurred a day after an occasion in Pune known as the Elgar Parishad was held.
The Pune Police carried out a preliminary probe and claimed that the violence in Bhima Koregaon was the results of speeches made on the Elgar Parishad occasion.
They alleged that banned Maoist teams organised the occasion, and a primary info report (FIR) was additionally filed.
In June 2018, the Pune Police arrested 5 activists and attorneys from Pune, Nagpur, and Delhi – Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, and Shoma Sen – for his or her alleged hyperlinks to the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), and in addition for organising the Elgar Parishad occasion.
In August 2018, the police arrested 4 extra activists – Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, and Dr. Rao.
While Gautam Navlakha and Dr. Anand Teltumbde have been arrested on April 14 this yr, taking the entire variety of the accused within the case to 11.