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Varavara Rao Challenges SPL Court Order Rejecting Bail on Medical Grounds Before Bombay HC

Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet and literary critic from Telangana, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, challenged the order passed by a special court on June 26 rejecting temporary bail sought on medical grounds, before the Bombay High Court. Judge DE Kothalikar had for a second time, in an order dated June 26, rejected the interim bail pleas filed by Rao and co-accused academic 61-year-old Shoma Sen on medical grounds. Rao’s and his family say that he suffers from several comorbidities and is susceptible to the virus. In a recent call with family members on Saturday, Rao reportedly sounded delirious and was talking about his parents, who passed away when Rao was young etc. Last month, Rao fainted in jail and was rushed to JJ Hospital.

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