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Varavara Rao gets bail

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted regular bail to 82-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the alleged Bhima Koregaon case, keeping in view his age and deteriorating health condition but imposed certain conditions on him.

A three-judge Bench headed by Justice U U Lalit and also comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by Rao seeking regular bail.

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The court, however, said that Rao shall not leave Mumbai and imposed many other conditions on him.

“He (Rao) should not leave the area of Greater Mumbai without express permission from the Special NIA Court at Mumbai and that he shall not in anyway misuse his liberty nor shall he get in touch with any of the witnesses or try to influence the course of investigation.

“He shall be entitled to medical attention of his choice, but shall keep the NIA authorities in touch with any such developments, including the medical attention received by him,” it said in its order.

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