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Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court to hear bail plea of Varavara Rao on July 11

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the bail application of Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao on July 11.

Senior Advocate Anand Grover mentioned the matter before the Vacation bench of the Apex Court, stating that Rao was 82-year-old and needed bail on medical grounds.

The top court of the country decided to hear the matter on re-opening of Courts on July 11.

The Bombay High Court had, on December 1, 2020, rejected the bail plea of the renowned poet and activist, who was arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on August 28, 2018.

Police had accused Rao, along with other activists, of delivering provocative speeches during the Elgar Parishad conference on December 31, 2017 in Pune, leading to violence at Bhima Koregaon village on January 1, 2018, which claimed one life and left several injured.

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