Bombay High Court to hear poet-activist Varavara Rao’s bail plea on health grounds today
The 81-year-old poet-activist Dr. Varavara Rao’s wife Pendyala Hemlatha moved the High Court of Bombay to demand her husband’s release on medical grounds. Dr. Varavara Rao is accused of violence in the Bhima Koregaon case. In the Elgar Parishad case of 2018, Rao was arrested. At first, the Pune police investigated the case, but later in January this year, it was transferred to the NIA.
The Supreme Court ordered last month that an earlier bail plea be heard in front of the High Court by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay. After the Supreme Court declined intervention, Rao’s wife approached the High Court.
The plea argues that considering his medical condition, Rao’s arrest in Taloja Jail is unfair and cruel.
Delhi government extends the validity of all documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act till December 31
With the COVID 19 pandemic in mind, all documents relating to the 1988 Motor Vehicle Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules were extended to 31 December 1989 by the Delhi Government.
This was stated in an order issued by the transport department of the National Capital Region Delhi. The order stated that the Minister of Road Traffic and Highways issued an advisory on the extension of documents relating to the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicles Regulations 1989 dated 30th March and 9th June 2020 to all States and Union Territories.
It was informed that the validity of fitness, license (all types), license, registration, or any other document(s) concerned which could not, or is unable to, extend the validity due to lock-down expiring on 1 February or expiring by 30, 2020, could be considered valid by 30 September 2020.”
Arnab Goswami case: How urgent listings in court raise the hackles of some
Some have raised the hackles of the immediate listing and hearing of the bail plea of Arnab Goswami in the Case. But, there is also a neutral look at the circumstances surrounding these sensations.
Firstly, the petition for the Special Law was submitted by the senior lawyer Dushyant Dave on behalf of Arnab Goswami to the Secretary-General, Supreme Court of India, on the special urgent listing.
The question posed in the letter to the General Secretary is the Chief Justice of India and the Master of the Roster giving the special order or guidance to deal with this? The letter further made it clear that such an unprecedented list of questions cannot be drawn up without the leadership of the Chief Justice.
Arnab Goswami was brought to the Supreme Court by letter contesting the Bombay High Court Order, which refused Arnab’s interim bail request in suicide cases in 2018.