Source: Bar & Bench
The Bombay High Court today granted bail to 81-year-old Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, on medical grounds. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale said that after 6 months the accused should either surrender or apply for extension.
The conditions imposed on him include that he must provide his contact number and the numbers of his relatives residing with him, must attend the court as and when he is summoned and must also attend the police station through whatsapp video call fortnightly.
Rao was arrested on August 28, 2018 and charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) along with 16 other academics and activists