The activist and his family members have claimed Rao has been unwell for some time and requested the jail authorities to provide him immediate medical care
PEN International appeals to govt to free jailed poet Varavara Rao: 'Due process is meaningless without mercy'
Poet-activist Varavara Rao’s interim bail plea citing ill health and susceptibility to COVID-19 was rejected by a special court on 27 June.
Bombay High Court rejects Abu Salem's plea for parole to marry Kausar Bahar due to conviction on serious terrorism charge
Abu Salem's please said that his request should be considered on "humanitarian grounds" as he cannot shun his duty towards the woman he promised to marry.
The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday quashed a production warrant against jailed gangster Abu Salem by a Bhopal court in a 2002 murder case.
The special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court in Mumbai will pronounce judgement on 16 June against against gangster Abu Salem and six others accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case on Monday.
Jail authorities have suspended four security personnel including a jailor and three constables for dereliction of duty on the basis of a preliminary inquiry.
The inquiry would also ascertain the reason behind the attack, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said.
Gangster Abu Salem, who was shot at inside the Taloja Central Jail (TCJ) Thursday, returned to his cell Friday morning after being treated for a bullet injury, a police official said.
The gangster was shot at twice by a member of a rival gang.
Maharashtra police on Monday said it would take at least 15 days to decide whether to keep actor Sanjay Dutt in the high security Arthur Road jail in Mumbai where he is presently lodged or to shift him elsewhere.