Father Stan Swamy, accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence of 2018, is being given all basic facilities and medical assistance at the prison hospital including straw and sipper, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Sunil Ramanand told Bar & Bench. .All necessary medical facilities are provided at Taloja prison hospital to all the prisoners who require it, Ramanand said. Accordingly, Swamy too is being given a sipper mug, a sipper bottle and straws, he added. .According to reports, the Minister of State for Home, Satej Patil had also confirmed that proper care was being provided to Swamy as per prison rules..Swamy, 83, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from his house at Ranchi on October 8 for his alleged role in inciting riots at Bhima Koregaon in 2018. He was later remanded to judicial custody and lodged in Taloja jail. Subsequently, he was shifted to the prison hospital due to ill-health. .Swamy had moved the NIA court pointing out that his belongings including a straw and sipper were confiscated by NIA. Swamy had claimed that he has difficulty consuming liquids without straw and sipper bottle since he is suffering from Parkinson's disease. His plea to return the same was, however, rejected by the NIA court on November 26 after the NIA told the court that it did not have Swamy's belongings. .Swamy's lawyer, Advocate Sharif Shaikh immediately filed a fresh application requesting the jail authorities to provide him with a straw and sipper at his own expense..The court has asked the jail authorities to respond to new application by December 4, 2020. .Meanwhile, the jail authorities in their response to the State Human Rights Commission, had stated that Swamy is being provided with regular medicines, proper diet, bedding and hot water. They added that he is also being assisted by two attendants as he is suffering from Parkinson's..Swamy's lawyer Shaikh was not available for comment while advocate Prakash Shetty, who represents NIA, declined to comment as the issue pertained to jail authorities and not NIA.