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Varavara Rao Poet-Activist To Be Shifted To Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital : Bombay High Court
Varavara Rao, jailed 80-year-old poet-activist, to be shifted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital for 15 days: Bombay High Court
Varavara Rao Poet-Activist To Be Shifted To Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital: Bombay High Court
New Delhi: The poet-activist Varavara Rao, jailed in the Bhima Koregaon case will be shifted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital for 15 days, said the Bombay High Court today in response to the plea from his wife. Senior Lawyer Indira Jaising arguing on his behalf said the 80-year-old had sustained head injuries at JJ Hospital.
"He (Varavara Rao) is completely bed-ridden and has no medical attendant. He is in diapers and has a catheter. The catheter was not changed for three months, as there was no one to change it," Ms. Jaisingh said.
"There is a reasonable apprehension that he (Varavara Rao) will die in custody," Ms. Jaising said. "I am alleging negligence on the part of the state. If the state is unable to look after him, he needs to be shifted to Nanavati Hospital", she added.