Rao, 80, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in the city owing to his health issues in November following the court's orders.
The HC reserved its verdict on a plea filed by Navlakha seeking statutory or default bail in the case.
On November 18, the high court had noted that Rao was 81 years old, suffered from neurological ailments and also needed post-COVID-19 care after recovering from the viral infection.
The 83-year-old was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case and is currently lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai
The 83-year-old was arrested from his residence in Ranchi on October 8 for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and is lodged at the Taloja Jail in Mumbai.
On November 6, the 83-year-old Jesuit priest had filed an application before the special court seeking permission to use a straw and sipper in jail as he cannot hold a glass due to Parkinson’s disease
The NIA, in its Elgar Parishad charge sheet, alleged that Navlakha was working as a link between Pakistan’s ISI and the CPI-Maoist.
A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde said it is "bothered" by how the Bombay High Court has not heard the plea filed by Varavara Rao seeking his release.
UAPA is increasingly being used to brand Dalits, tribals, the marginalised, and intellectuals as Maoists, said Social economist Jean Dreze.
Leaders from the Congress, Left and DMK slammed the arrest of octogenarian Stan Swamy over alleged links with the Bhima Koregaon case
Expressing anguish over the arrest, the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Institutions (BJES) has organised the protest between 4 and 5 pm on Monday.
Various church denominations on Sunday demanded the release of Fr Stan Swamy, who was arrested in what they called "in gross violation of human rights and democratic norms".
Hemant Soren said that the Central government is trying to suppress all the voices being raised against it.
What is this stubbornness to suppress every voice of your opposition?, Soren asked in a tweet in Hindi.
Close to 2,000 activists, journalists, former bureaucrats and members of civil society appealed to Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren to intervene for his immediate release.