Varavara Rao admitted to neurology dept

Updated: 15 July, 2020 07:22 IST | Faizan Khan | Mumbai

Rao's appeal on medical grounds, against the rejection of interim bail to him, will be heard on July 17 in the Bombay High Court

Varavara Rao
Varavara Rao

Poet Varavara Rao, accused in the Elgar Parishad case, was shifted to JJ Hospital's Neurology Department on Tuesday after he started feeling giddy.

Superintendent, JJ Hospital, Sanjay Surase told mid-day, "Patient Pendayala Varavara Rao is admitted under (neurology). It is a case of giddiness and he is under evaluation and investigations. His general condition is fair and vitals are stable."

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As per Rao's medical report, he does not have cough, fever and breathlessness issues, the oxygen level and blood pressure are also normal.

Rao was lodged in Taloja Jail in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Koregaon Bhima violence. His family claims his health has been deteriorating due to his age and he is not being taken care of properly.

"We were informed by his inmates that he is not able to take care of himself, he can't even go to the washroom and change his clothes on his own," his daughter Pavana told mid-day. His family also claimed that the jail authorities are not giving them proper information about his health.

Rao's appeal on medical grounds, against the rejection of interim bail to him, will be heard on July 17 in the Bombay High Court.

Rao was arrested in November 2018 along with five other activists, for their alleged links with Maoists and for allegedly inciting the January 1, 2018, violence at Koregaon Bhima that left one dead and several others injured including policemen.

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First Published: 15 July, 2020 07:00 IST

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