Hany Babu will continue to be treated at Breach Candy till June 15
Prof. Babu was arrested on July 28, 2020, from his residence in Delhi and has been incarcerated within the Taloja Central Jail
The Bombay High Court on Thursday mentioned Prof. Hany Babu, accused within the Bhima Koregaon case, will continue to obtain therapy at the Breach Candy Hospital till June 15.
On May 19, Prof Babu was directed to be shifted to the personal hospital to deal with a watch an infection after testing constructive for COVID-19. On Thursday, a Division Bench of (*15*) S.S. Shinde and Abhay Ahuja was given a duplicate of the medical report from the hospital that mentioned, “He is ready for discharge but continues to have the eye infection and he will have to undergo a MRI test again in two weeks.”
Relying on the report, advocate Yug Chaudhry, showing for Prof. Babu’s spouse Jenny Rowena, urged that Prof. Babu could continue to be within the hospital.
Prof. Babu was arrested on July 28, 2020, from his residence in Delhi and has been incarcerated within the Taloja Central Jail.
The court docket mentioned, “We cannot force the hospital to keep the patient if they have said he is ready to be discharged. If you want further care, we will direct him to be admitted to JJ Hospital.”
However, Mr. Chaudhry urged the court docket to ship him residence and maintain him beneath home arrest.
The court docket then commented on a column written in The Indian Express by Mr. Chaudhry’s affiliate Payoshi Roy on Father Stan Swamy. It is titled, ‘Is Stan Swamy not entitled to even a medical bail hearing?’ and was printed on May 27.
The Bench remarked, “You are representing three of the accused in this case (Bhima Koregaon). By writing these articles you show that you have no faith in the system. How can you assist us as an officer of the court then? You cannot write about matters that are subjudice. It is not ethical or professional. This is a way to pressurise courts. We are not against freedom of speech and expression.”
The court docket then mentioned, “If the hospital is ready to continue with the treatment, we don’t have a problem.” Mr. Chaudhry mentioned the household will continue to bear the bills.
The National Investigation Agency’s counsel Sandesh Patil mentioned Prof. Babu ought to be shifted to the State-run JJ Hospital.
The court docket directed a crew of docs to study Prof. Babu and submit a report on June 14. The matter will be heard on June 15.