Keep Varavara’s age & health in mind, HC tells NIA, Maha govt

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MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked the

National Investigation Agency

(NIA) and the


government to consider the age and health of

Elgar Parishad

case accused


poet P V Varavara Rao, while making submissions on his bail plea.
The remark by the HC bench headed by Justice S S Shinde came on a plea filed by Rao’s wife Pendyala Hemalatha to grant him bail on medical grounds. In November 2020, Rao was shifted to

Nanavati Hospital

following the HC’s intervention on her interim plea regarding his deteriorating health.
Additional solicitor general Anil Singh, for NIA, submitted two fresh medical reports from Nanavati Hospital. Rao’s advocate said he would argue after going through them. It was then that the judges reminded that Rao is over 80 years old. “Keep in mind his age and health conditions. We are all human beings. This is an issue about his health,” said Shinde, adjourning the hearing.

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