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Professor Saibaba released on bail

Suspended Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, who was lodged in the central prison in Nagpur after being accused of Maoist links, was released on Friday after he was granted temporary bail for three months by the Bombay High Court.

His worsening health condition was the main ground for his release, officials said.

“We are satisfied that if >Saibaba is not released on temporary bail for medical treatment, then there is a chance that his life will be at risk. This court would be failing in its duty to protect the fundamental right of Saibaba,” a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S.B. Shukre had said.

Responding to a petition earlier, the >Bombay High Court had felt the need to release him so that his family could take care of him.

However, the court had asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 to walk out of the prison.

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