- RAHI GAIKWAD
The Bombay High on Friday held that it was inclined to grant bail to Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba and the rejection of his earlier bail pleas needs to be re-examined in light of his ill health. The bail pleas of Mr. Saibaba, arrested for alleged links with Maoists, were rejected by the Sessions Court and the Nagpur Bench of the High Court.
“We find that the subsequent development of the deterioration in his health condition makes it necessary to re-examine the plea made by the petitioner to release him on bail,” a division Bench on Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A.K. Menon observed.
The Bench also suggested the State to consider the possibility of house arrest for the professor.
“In his condition, I don’t think he will be able to attend University,” the court remarked, asking if the professor was really a security threat. The State would be filing it’s say on the court’s suggestions on June 30.