Bombay HC quashes Saibaba’s bail plea
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has rejected the bail application of Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, under arrest since May for his alleged Maoist links. Justice Sunil Shukre , while rejecting the argument of Saibaba that he couldn’t be branded a Maoist or even a sympathizer only on the basis of the resemblance of his social activism with Maoist ideology, said a prima facie case exists against him for involvement in Maoist activities and for his being a prominent and important Maoist leader, according to Government Pleader Bharti Dangre. Saibaba also cited his physical disability as ground for bail. That too wasn’t held valid by the court, according to Dangre.
His lawyer Surendra Gadling said, “we argued that mere resemblance of social activism to Maoist ideology isn’t ground enough to brand him a sympathiser or a Maoist. Also, we said the police don’t have sufficient material to substantiate their claim.” On court’s rejection of the disability ground, Gadling said, “the court accepted the police argument that he was being provided adequate assistance, facilities and medicines.”
La corte superior de Bombay denego la libertad provisional del profesor de la universidad de Nova Dheli G. N. Saibaba. detenido el pasado mes de mayo acusado de vinculos con el clandestino Partido Comunista de la India (maoísta). Su abogado habia presentado una petición amparada en la minusvalia que sufre el profesor Saibaba pero la corte acepto el argumento policial de que se le prestaba la suficiente asistencia.