New Delhi: Yesterday, i.e. on 4th day of April, the honourable Supreme Court of India has granted bail to G. N. Saibaba- a professor at Delhi University, who was arrested in connection with the alleged Maoist links. Moreover, it was said while granting bail that he was treated with “extremely unfair” by the Maharashtra Government.
The decision was taken by the Apex Court’s concerned bench comprising of Justice- J. S. Khehar and Justice- C. Nagappan who also pulled up the lawyer appearing for the Government of Maharashtra for opposing the bail plea which was preferred by the professor- G. N. Saibaba.
It was said by the bench to the Maharashtra Government’s pleader that the they have “expremely unfair to the accused”, especially when it looked at his “medical condition”. Moreover, it said that “if material witnesses have been examined, then there is no point in putting him in jail.”
It was found stated by the lawyer representing the Government of Maharashtra that there should be examined some crucial prosecution witnesses, in the case. However, refusing to agree with the lawyer, the bench decided to grant Saibaba a bail. Actually, the Saibaba is wheelchair- bound person and he is taken to the custody of the Nagpur jail.
It was also seen that the said bench earlier on 29th day of February, i.e. around a month ago found stated that the issue of bail to the accused person, would be considered by it after the examination by the Trial court of the key Witnesses in the case, also the bench that time found directed a day- to- day hearing in the case.
In the case, it has been stated that there are 34 witnesses in total, which have been cited by the prosecution in the case, and around eight of them are still not examined. Also, earlier the bench found directing the Government of Maharashtra to consider any of the alternative arrangement for housing the said accused- professor.
It was seen that the said accused- professor was arrested by the Gadchiroli Police in the year 2014, on the ground that he allegedly link with the Maoists. And since last year (June) he has been on Bail.
Adv. Faim Khalilkhan Pathan