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The Maharashtra police had arrested the five activists on August 28 in connection with an FIR lodged following a conclave.
The bench said that it would examine the issue of allowing a doctor to provide medical assistance to Rao if a miscellaneous petition was filed.
The rights body said attacks on journalism not only stifle the constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression but also have a "profound silencing effect".
Professor M Haragopal, who condemned the arrest of revolutionary writer Varavara Rao, said that in a democratic country people have the right to express their views.
He accused the police officer of knowing that the "evidence" was cooked up and he had gone to the press only to defame those arrested, he claimed.
Amid national outrage over the arrest of five prominent Left-wing activists a few days ago, Maharashtra ADG of Police shared with the media evidence pieced together so far to justify the crackdown.
Rao and four others were arrested by Pune Police on August 28 following raids at houses of several Left-wing activists across the country.
It was business as usual at the Hima Sai Heights apartments in Jawaharnagar where rights activist and writer, Varavara Rao has been placed under house arrest in his flat.
Rights activists' arrests: Arundhati Roy, Jignesh Mevani, others demand action against Maharashtra police
They have also demanded that police return the laptops and mobiles seized during the "illegal arrest" of the activists.
He also expressed his apprehension that the police might implicate him in the same case as his father-in-law was.
Prominent people who signed the letter included economist Jean Dreze, Afzal Anees and Kavita Srivastava.
Bhima Koregaon violence: Case false, fight against fascist policies not conspiracy, says Varavara Rao
The Leftist intellectual said the case for Koregaon-Bhima clashes between Dalits and upper caste Marathas should have been filed against the Maharashtra government and the Centre and not activists.
Varavara Rao was brought to Hyderabad's RGI airport from Pune at 4.20 a.m., following Supreme Court order on Wednesday that he should be placed under house arrest.
Revolutionary writer and Association State leader G Kalyan Rao felt that there is again a period of undeclared emergency in the country under BJP-led NDA Government. While speaking to media persons in
The bench directed Telangana principal secretary to home, and director generals of police of Telangana and Maharashtra to file detailed counter affidavits regarding arrest of Varavara Rao.