Elgar instance: Bombay HC asks Maharashtra to explain on Covid evaluation reports of detained | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: The Bombay high court has sought a clarification in the Maharashtra government following the court was advised that Covid evaluation reports of Mahesh Raut and Anand Teltumbde, both accused at the Elgar Parishad- Koregaon Bhima instance, bore equal findings on height, weight, and a few other critical health parameters.
The discrepancy has been brought to the notice of the HC on August 5 by Raut’s counselor Vijay Hiremath through a hearing video conference.
The state authorities had filed the Covid evaluation reports for the accused August 3, after previous orders of this high court.
The contents of this report were made public on August 5.
Raut’s counselor Hiremath claimed that although the report stated Raut had tested negative for coronavirus, his vitals and additional details were the same as that cited in Teltumbde’s report.
The Covid report for Teltumbde revealed he had developed antibodies to the coronavirus, so he should have been infected by the virus sooner or later.
Advocate Hiremath advised the court that the said reports shouldn’t he approved from the court.
“I advised HC I was disputing my customer’s (Raut’s) report. How do the weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen levels, what be equal for two distinct persons?” Hiremath said.
“We do not know if those reports belong to such individuals or not?” He explained.
The court then increased the question of credibility of the accounts prior to the state.
State counselor and general public prosecutor YP Yagnik stated he’ll take directions from the Taloja prison government and contact the courtroom.
“YP Yagnik, heard Public Prosecutor says that following re-verification he’d make announcement before this court if the medical record dated 3rd August, 2020, filed by him prior to this Court would be the report of this under trial prisoner Mahesh Sitaram Raut or not,” that the HC explained.
Raut, Teltumbde, and co-accused Vernon Gonsalves had approached the HC past month seeking they are analyzed for coronavirus.
Within their pleas registered through Hiremath and senior counselor Mihir Desaithey had told the HC that they had been connected co-accused Varavara Rao in the Taloja prison.
Rao had tested positive for coronavirus on July 16. He’s been undergoing treatment in the Nanavati hospital in town.
In regards to caste violence which happened close to the Koregaon Bhima war ministry in Pune district of Maharashtra on January 1, 2018, after alleged provocative speeches at Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune per day before.
Teltumbde and many different rights activists were reserved under strict terms of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for supposedly having Maoist connections and conspiring to overthrow the government.

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