Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his intervention within the launch of activist Varavara Rao, arrested in reference to the Bhima Koregaon case.
Mr Rao has been shifted to Sir JJ hospital as a consequence of his deteriorating well being.
In his letter on Monday, Mr Chowdhury wrote, “On this nation, an individual of 81 years of age has been languishing in jail for years with out figuring out his offence, now he has been mentally disoriented, having no medical help, his identify is poet Varavara Rao.”
“Please do launch him from his incarceration, launch him from jail, on this age he can’t be a risk to one of many strongest international locations on the earth, India,” he mentioned in his letter to PM Modi.
You could please intervene into this matter and save his life, in any other case, our future generations is not going to forgive us, he requested PM Modi.
Varavara Rao was arrested in November 2018 together with 5 others, for his or her alleged hyperlinks with Maoists and inciting violence. On January 1, 2018, violence at Bhima Koregaon village in Pune district left one useless and a number of other others injured together with 10 policemen.
Violence erupted after some individuals, reportedly with saffron flags, pelted stones at vehicles heading in the direction of the village for the commemoration of 200 years of Bhima-Koregaon warfare on New Yr’s Day.
Police had filed 58 circumstances towards 162 individuals.