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GN Saibaba of Delhi University professor in Nagpur after Bombay High Court cancelled the bail on Friday December 25th 2015

GN Saibaba of Delhi University professor in Nagpur after Bombay High Court cancelled the bail on Friday December 25th 2015

NAGPUR: GN Saibaba informed Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that he is suffering from 19 types of diseases as per the medical check-up report submitted by his doctor last month.

Reiterating his demand for the bail, the Delhi University professor, through senior counsel Mihir Desai, informed that Dr MF Gopinath, interventional cardiologist at Spandana Hospital in Khammam, who checked him, advised him to undergo treatment from the experts at any of renowned hospitals. He was advised take complete rest for three to four months thereafter.

A division bench comprising justices Pradip Deshmukh and Rohit Deo adjourned the hearing till February 11 while asking special public prosecutor (SPP) Prashant Sathianathan to file a reply on petitioners contentions.

Convicted on March 7, 2017, the polio-afflicted teacher filed many applications for bail citing same grounds of ill-health. With 90% disability, he contended that his condition is deteriorating and he also suffers from many ailments. The wheelchair-bound professor underwent medical examination from his choice of doctor at Super Specialty Hospital (SSH) on December 26. The report was filed with the prosecution on the same day.

Earlier, the bench asked Saibaba’s counsel on his say on admitting the plea for final hearing. Desai said he would like to argue more on next hearing, after which the HC could decide further course of action.

The HC was hearing a plea (Criminal Appeal No 137/2017) by Saibaba, praying for two months bail for submitting all his medical reports and undergoing check-up from his family doctors at Hyderabad and Khamam. He even refused to undergo any check up or surgery from the medicos at GMCH.

Gadchiroli sessions court had convicted Saibaba (Prisoner no. C-9556) along with his five accomplices for aiding and abetting Naxalite activities and waging war against the nation. He, along with Mahesh Tirki, Prashant Rahi, Hem Mishra, and Pandu Narote, were awarded lifer under Sections 13, 18, 20, 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) along with Section 120B of IPC for criminal conspiracy. Vijay Tirki was awarded ten years of rigorous imprisonment, considering his limited role and his first attempt.