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Elgar Parishad case: HC extends temporary bail of Varavara Rao till Oct 28 | Latest News India

Rao was amongst these arrested for alleged inflammatory speeches on the Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune in December 2017

The Bombay excessive courtroom on Thursday prolonged till October 28 the temporary bail granted to poet P Varavara Rao, 80, who was amongst these arrested for alleged inflammatory speeches on the Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune in December 2017. It granted Rao bail for six months on well being grounds in February.

Rao, who was to return to Mumbai’s Taloja jail on September 5, filed a plea for the extension of the bail saying he has developed three new illnesses. He cited a scarcity of correct medical amenities on the jail hospital whereas looking for the extension.

A division bench of justices Nitin Jamdar and Sarang Kotwal was unable to listen to Rao’s application on Thursday resulting from paucity of time. It stated the matter will likely be taken up for listening to on October 26 earlier than extending the bail.

Rao submitted he has complied with all bail circumstances and was dwelling in Mumbai together with his spouse. He added he has been receiving remedy and has undergone medical check-ups. Rao stated his studies point out he has developed asymptomatic Parkinson’s illness and neurological illnesses. He added as he’s depending on his pension, the February 22 bail order be modified to permit him to return to his dwelling state of Telangana.

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