Bombay High Court orders medical exam to gauge Dr Varavara Rao's health status, bail plea to be taken up next on Nov 17

The Court has directed a team from Nanavati hospital to conduct the medical exam, if possible today, adding that a physical exam may be conducted if the team feels an exam via video call is not possible.
Varavara Rao and Bombay HC 3
Varavara Rao and Bombay HC 3

The Bombay High Court today directed that a medical examination be conducted to gauge the health status of poet-activist Dr Varavara Rao, who is presently detained in Taloja jail following his arrest in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case in 2018.

The Court has added that the exam be conducted via video today itself, if possible, with the participation of doctors from the Nanavati Hospital who had earlier issued a report on Rao's condition. Further, it was clarified,

"If the panel feels that the assessment of the medical condition is not possible on video call, then they can visit the Taloja Jail in consultation of the jail authorities."

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