38.6c New Delhi, India, Saturday, April 20, 2024

NHRC recommends best possible Covid-19 treatment for Varavara Rao who is named as accused in the Elgar Parishad Case

By Ayushi Wargantiwar      22 July, 2020 10:42 AM      0 Comments
NHRC Covid19 treatment Varavara Rao

The NHRC stated that it had received various messages regarding the deteriorating health of Varavara Rao. He is a renowned poet and is named as an accused in the Elgar Parishad case and is under trial. Due to his health issues, he was taken to JJ hospital on Monday (July 13, 2020) but after testing positive for COVID-19 he was shifted to St. George Hospital on Thursday. (July 16, 2020)

Earlier this week, NHRC had issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of prison calling for a report regarding appropriate medical care required to be provided to the prisoners.

Since Thursday, family members of the accused are visiting him and have informed NHRC about his worrisome health. NHRC said, “The health condition of Rao as mentioned in the various communications was already worrisome and now that he has tested positive for Covid-19, danger to his life has grown bigger which is a matter of concern for the commission. It is a question of saving a precious human life leaving apart the legal aspect of the matter”. It also added that the accused should be shifted to the best COVID treatment hospital.

“The accused’s treatment should be funded by the state as he is under trial prisoner and is lawful custodian of the state”- asserted by NHRC.

The bail plea has already been filed before the Bombay HC, but the matter has not come up for hearing yet. His lawyer has moved a praecipe for urgent hearing on July 20.



Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
SC orders for deciding applications for 'Yatras' during polls within 3 days

Supreme Court orders authorities to decide 'Yatra' applications within 3 days during elections, addressing concerns over blanket assembly prohibitions.

19 April, 2024 04:03 PM
Trending Interview
Big Expose | Aryan Khan Drug Case | NCB | Gyaneshwar Singh

A news report is going viral regarding the Deputy Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Gyaneshwar Singh. Tarakant Dwivedi alias Akela, a Mumbai-based crime reporter has made big claims over the senior IPS officer's Gujarat visit.

19 April, 2024 05:10 PM


Trending Legal Insiders
Need to safeguard judiciary from unwarranted pressures: 21 ex-judges write letter to CJI

21 ex-judges write to CJI Chandrachud urging protection of judiciary from pressures undermining its integrity and autonomy.

15 April, 2024 12:17 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to ED; declines early date on plea by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against arrest

SC issues notice to ED, declines early hearing on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest in liquor scam.

15 April, 2024 03:08 PM
Trending Law School
Call For Chapters: Gender-Based Violence and Religion

Calling For Book Chapters: As an editor, Dr. Amit Anand, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru, is inviting people to contribute to a book, entitled "Gender-Based Violence and Religion." This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

15 April, 2024 04:21 PM
Trending Top Stories
Cannot stop any public rally, Bombay HC on allegation that Ram Navami processions deliberately pass through Muslim-majority areas

The Bombay High Court calls upon the Maharashtra Police to ensure that no law and order issues occur during a Ram Navami rally in a Muslim-majority area in Mumbai.

15 April, 2024 06:36 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email