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The Bombay High Court today directed the immediate transfer of poet activist Dr Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, from Taloja jail to the Nanavati hospital for medical examinations and treatment in view of concerns over his deteriorating health condition.
The Bench of Justices SS Shinde and Madhav Jamdar passed an order to this effect, after taking on record a statement by Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakre on instructions from the State's Home Minister, that Rao may be shifted to Nanavati as a special case, and not as a precedent.
"Let him be examined and after two weeks we will see", the Bench orally observed during the hearing.