The Bombay High Court on Thursday stated Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy, arrested within the Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case, shall stay admitted in a Mumba-based non-public hospital until June 18 as he’s affected by COVID-19.
Swamy, 84, was on May 28 shifted from the Taloja jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai to the Holy Family Hospital right here after he filed a petition, looking for interim bail on medical grounds.
After being shifted to the non-public hospital, he examined constructive for the coronavirus an infection.
He was lodged on the Taloja jail since his arrest in October 2020.
On Thursday, his counsel Mihir Desai advised a division bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar that Swamy had examined constructive for COVID-19 and therefore, his keep on the non-public hospital must be prolonged.
The bench stated Swamy shall stay admitted on the non-public hospital until June 18, and posted the petition for listening to on June 17.
The courtroom additionally directed the hospital to submit in a sealed envelope medical studies of Swamy by the following date of listening to.
Last month, when Swamy was produced earlier than the HC from the jail through video-conferencing, he advised the courtroom that his psychological and bodily well being had declined steadily within the jail.
The Elgar Parishad case pertains to alleged inflammatory speeches delivered at a conclave held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed triggered violence the following day close to the Koregaon-Bhima battle memorial on the Maharashtra metropolis’s outskirts.
The Pune Police had claimed the conclave was backed by Maoists.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) later took over the probe into the case.
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