[Bhima Koregaon] Should we send Varavara Rao to prison in third wave? Bombay High Court to NIA

Justice SS Shinde remarked that the COVID-19 infection rate during the third wave was spreading rapid and fast, and had infected some of the judges in the High Court.
Justice SS Shinde and NR Borkar
Justice SS Shinde and NR Borkar

While hearing a plea by Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao seeking extension of medical bail granted to him by the High Court in February 2021, the Bombay High Court enquired with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on whether the octogenarian poet ought to be sent to prison amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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