Former Delhi University Professor Hany Babu. (File Photo)
Former Delhi University Professor Hany Babu. (File Photo)

Elgar Parishad case: Former DU professor moves HC seeking bail for medical treatment

The plea came up on Friday before a division bench of Justices A S Gadkari and P D Naik which posted it for hearing on December 13 and directed the National Investigation Agency to file its response.

MUMBAI: Former Delhi University professor Hany Babu, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking temporary bail on health grounds.

Babu has been in jail for almost two years, He needed bail for three months for undergoing cataract surgery and getting treatment for upper abdominal pain and osteoarthritis at the private Breach Candy hospital here, his petition said.

The plea came up on Friday before a division bench of Justices A S Gadkari and P D Naik which posted it for hearing on December 13 and directed the National Investigation Agency to file its response.

Babu claimed that he has lost vision to a significant degree due to cataracts and also suffers from acute and unrelenting pain in the stomach and knees.

Authorities at the Taloja Central Prison violated his fundamental right to healthcare and medical treatment which is guaranteed under Article 21 (right to personal liberty) of the Constitution, it alleged.

The Elgar case relates to alleged inflammatory speeches delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed triggered violence the next day near the Koregaon Bhima war memorial.

Pune Police (who probed the case before it was transferred to the NIA) claimed that the conclave had been backed by the Maoists.

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