Bombay High Court directs Breach Candy hospital to not discharge Bhima Koregaon violence accused till June 3

  • Shruti Kakkar
  • 09:19 PM, 01 Jun 2021

Read Time: 05 minutes

The Bombay High Court today has extended the order as per which directions were issued to not discharge Hany Babu who is being treated for black fungus & CoVID at his own costs under the protection of police officials without seeking Court’s permission till June 3.

We've already passed an order of not discharging Hany Babu till we permit & let that order extend till June 3,” a bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice Abhay Ahuja said.

The bench of Justice SS Shinde and NR Borkar on Thursday while restraining the hospital from discharging Babu till June 1 had directed the hospital to furnish a medical report on the status of the infection and the treatment administered to the professor. 

The directions were issued in light of urgent hearing sought by Hany Babu’s counsel Advocate Yug Chaudhary on behalf of Babu’s wife Jenny Rowena to ensure that that Breach Candy hospital did not discharge her husband and send him back to Taloja jail on the grounds that he did not require critical care anymore.

On May 19, bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla & Justice Surendra Tavade while taking note of the fact that although the doctors at GT Hospital were treating Babu at the best of their abilities but since the hospital was not equipped to diagnose the ophthalmic artery, the patient could not be expected to be transferred from one hospital (GT Hospital) to JJ Hospital for tests. 

Doctors have informed us that he can be taken to JJ Hospital only after testing negative. We asked the accused's advocate if he could bear the cost. He has informed us that he will be treated at Breach Candy Hospital. Babu will be transferred to Breach Candy hospital tomorrow & the hospital after examining the medical problem will give the necessary treatment.”, the had Court observed.

The Court had also directed for the Babu’s family members to communicate with Hany Babu & the doctors by following CoVID protocol. Further, Candy Breach Hospital has been directed to submit a medical report of Babu’s medical conditions to the Court in a sealed cover on June 9, 2021.

Mr. Babu was arrested by the NIA in July 2020 in connection with the Elgar Parishad case which relates to alleged inflammatory speeches made at a conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed triggered violence the next day near the Koregaon-Bhima war memorial in the district.

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