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Prof.Saibaba’s bail cancelled, contempt notice against Arundhati Roy

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday cancelled the bail of Delhi University professor G. N. Saibaba and asked him surrender before the police.

A single judge bench of Justice Arun Choudhari refused to hear the bail plea of the DU professor on “merit” and asked him to “surrender before Nagpur central jail within 48 hours failing which the police shall arrest him”.

Prof. Saibaba was arrested by Maharashtra police in May 2015 for alleged Maoist links.

The DU professor, who suffers from 90 percent physical disability due to post-Polio paralysis, was out on bail on medical grounds, after a bench of Bombay High Court headed by the then Chief Justice Mohit Shah granted him bail while treating an email citing The Hindu report on his deteriorating health as a PIL.

Justice Choudhari also issued a notice to writer Arundhati Roy on an intervention plea filed by advocate Bhandarkar , who had blamed Ms.Roy for “interference with the administration of justice” for writing an article in the Outlook magazine in support of Prof.Saibaba.

The DU professor’s advocate Nihal Singh Rathod said that he would move the Supreme Court for the bail of his client.

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