Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, arrested within the Elgar Parishad-Maoist hyperlinks case, has approached the Bombay High Court for bail on well being grounds. Swamy (83), in his enchantment filed within the HC on Monday, has challenged an order handed by a classes court docket right here final month refusing him bail.
The jailed activist is looking for bail citing his outdated age and on the bottom that he’s affected by a number of illnesses. The classes court docket, whereas refusing bail to Swamy, had famous that elements like outdated age and illness is not going to go in favour of the accused contemplating that there was a prima facie case towards him for hatching a “conspiracy to overthrow the federal government”.
Swamy’s enchantment within the excessive court docket will come up for listening to in the end. In his petition, Swamy has stated he apprehends contracting COVID-19 as over 40 inmates of the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai (the place he’s lodged) have examined optimistic for the an infection.
Swamy was arrested from his home in Ranchi on October 8, 2020. The case pertains to alleged inflammatory speeches delivered on the ‘Elgar Parishad’ 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 positioned on the town’s outskirts.
The Pune Police claimed the conclave was backed by folks having hyperlinks with Maoists. The NIA later took over the probe into the case by which over a dozen activists and academicians have been named as accused.
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