Political Prisoner Varavara Rao Permitted By HC To Move His Bail Application To Division Bench

Nagpur District, August 6, 2021: The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has permitted Telegu poet and Political Prisoner Varavara Rao to move his regular bail application before the division bench. Earlier, his bail application was listed before Justice Rohit Deo, however his attorney demanded that it should be heard by the bench of two judges.

Through lawyers Nihalsing Rathod, the petitioner is seeking regular bail in Crime No. 35/2016 registered at Police Station Etapalli in Gadchiroli district for the offenses punishable under Sections 307, 341, 342, 435, 323, 504, 506, 143, 147, 148, 149, 120B of the Indian Penal Code, Sections 5 and 28 of the Indian Penal Code, Sections 5 and 28 of the Arms Act, Section 135 of the Bombay Police Act and Sections 16, 18, 20 and 23 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The 82-year-old poet and Political Prisoner was initially released by the high court on a temporary four-week bail on medical grounds on February 23, 2021, but the Gadchiroli court had refused to accept his two solvent sureties of Rs50,000 on the ground that those were from Telangana. His attorneys had pointed out to the HC about difficulties faced by him after he was admitted at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital for treatment.

Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/hc-allows-varavara-rao-to-move-to-db-for-bail/articleshow/85080449.cms