NEW DELHI(PTI): The Supreme Court has granted bail to DU Professor Saibaba in a sedition case. He was arrested in 2014 for alleged links to Maoists. The SC also reprimanded the counsel of the Maha govt saying: “You have been extremely unfair to the accused(Prof Saibaba), especially given to his medical examination” Earlier, lawyers of the wheelchair-bound Professor had pleaded for extension of bail on health grounds. Saibaba was arrested in May 2014 by Gadchiroli Police of Maharashtra for alleged active links with Naxals.
The wheelchair-bound prof is 90% disabled and was paralysed from the waist-downwards after contracting polio in his childhood.