Kavi Varvara Rao demanded deposit of cash for cash bail in lieu of Bombay High Court bail.

Varavara Rao, 82, is an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case. (File)

Mumbai:

The lawyer of poet-activist Varvara Rao, who has been granted interim bail for six months, sought permission from the Bombay High Court to deposit cash bonds instead of two sureties, which the court ordered as one of his bail conditions.

Varvara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist Link case being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), was granted bail on Monday by the HC, asking him for a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and bail of two. Like the zodiac.

Senior advocate Anand Grover told the bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitle on Wednesday that the process of getting bail was slow.

Mr. Grover asked if he could deposit a cash bond before the special NIA court to release Mr. Rao on bail, and later complete the formality of the surety.

Mr. Grover told the bench that in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the process of ensuring certain tasks is taking longer.

The bench, however, said that it cannot approve the prayer without hearing the NIA.

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It directed Mr. Grover to file an application for it and refer it for immediate hearing on Thursday morning.

On Monday, a bench headed by Justice Shinde granted interim bail to Rao for six months on medical grounds. This imposed several conditions on his release, including an instruction to let him stay in the city within the jurisdiction of the NIA court.

The worker is currently admitted to Nanavati Hospital and will be discharged if his health condition is stable and once the bail formalities are completed.

The case relates to alleged inflammatory speeches made at the “Elgar Parishad” conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed, the next day violence erupted near the Koregaon-Bhima war memorial on the outskirts of western Maharashtra. Has gone. Faridabad Police have claimed that the conclave was organized by people with alleged Maoist links.

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