Elgar Parishad activist Father Stan Swamy passes away

Mumbai : Father Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, died on 5 July. The tribal rights activist was put on a ventilator on July 4. His health was deteriorating. Last year itself, Swamy was arrested in the Elgar Parishad case.

Father Stan Swamy’s counsel informed the Bombay High Court when the court took up his bail plea.

Swamy’s lawyers had moved the Bombay High Court on Monday morning, seeking an urgent hearing on his medical bail plea after the octogenarian’s health condition deteriorated on Sunday and he was put on ventilator support.

Swamy, who has been admitted to a private hospital since May, was in the Intensive Care Unit and was put on a ventilator on Sunday after he had difficulty breathing and his oxygen levels were fluctuating, his lawyer Mihir Desai said.

Desai said that Swamy’s health condition deteriorated post midnight on Sunday. He added, this could be a result of long-term post-Covid complications.

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