Vaibhav Ganjapure| TNN
A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Murlidhar Giratkar then directed special public prosecutor Prashant Sathianathan, appearing on behalf of Gadchiroli police, to submit reply on her demands within a week, before adjourning the hearing. The judges stated there was no law in existence to allow wife to be with convict husband during medical treatment.
The applicant had arrived in city on Monday to meet her husband, who has been lodged in Central Jail here. At that time, he had been taken to the Super-Specialty Hospital (SSH) for a medical check-up and treatment. When she went there to see him, she was allegedly refused entry and was even manhandled by the women police.
She then filed an application along with an affidavit for accompanying her husband in hospital. According to her, her husband was suffering from severe disability and he needed her support for survival.
The wheelchair-bound polio-afflicted professor had already sought fresh bail citing same grounds of ill-health. With 90% disability, he stated his conditions were deteriorating and he also suffered from many ailments. He said he regularly needed physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy.
On March 7 last year, the Gadchiroli sessions court convicted Saibaba and five others for aiding and abetting Naxal 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