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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren blames Centre for Fr Stan Swamy’s death

Catholic church leaders and tribal right activists term it as murder 

Ranchi, July 5: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren blamed the Centre’s apathy and the denial of much-needed medical help for the death of 84-year-old Jesuit priest who was in judicial custody while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai.

Expressing shock at his demise, Hemant tweeted: “Shocked to learn about the demise of Father Stan Swamy. He dedicated his life working for tribal rights. I had strongly opposed his arrest & incarceration. The Union Govt should be answerable for absolute apathy & non provision of timely medical services, leading to his death.”

Leaders of the Church dubbed Father Swamy’s death as the “murder of an innocent man”. Theodore Mascarenhas, the Bishop of Ranchi, said, “We simply see it as an innocent man being killed. He was even refused a straw in jail and for seven months. Bail was denied. It’s time that the entire criminal justice system in India is reviewed.”

Several tribal & civil rights groups called it a murder of democracy. Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, a conglomeration of rights groups, said, “It is a clear cut case of murder of a person who dedicated his life for the cause of adivasis. We have been demanding for his bail, citing how he was booked under false cases. The investigators and the Central government didn’t even consider his age…”

Swamy was put on a ventilator two days ago during treatment at the Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai. Dr Ian D’Souza of Holy Family Hospital informed the Bombay high court about his passing on Monday, a day before his bail hearing was scheduled.

Swamy was the oldest defendant in the Elgaar Parishad terrorism case at 84. He was  arrested by the National Investigation Agency in October last year in connection to an ongoing probe related to Bhima Koregan blast in 2008. After testing covid-19 positive few weeks ago, Swamy was finally shifted to hospital from Taloja jail on May 30, where he was languishing since October last year, on Bombay high court’s directives.

On Sunday too, JJM had demanded that the Centre and the Maharashtra government ensure that all necessary medical and specialised treatment was made avaialble to Swamy after he was put on ventilator. 

Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has died, an official of a hospital where he was being treated informed the Bombay High Court on Monday.

Swamy, 84, died at 1.30 pm on Monday, Dr Ian D’Souza, director of the Holy Family Hospital in suburban Bandra, told the HC’s division bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar.

The tribal rights activist was admitted to the private hospital on May 29 from the Taloja prison following the HC’s order on a petition filed by him, seeking medical attention as he was then suffering from COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease.

D’Souza told the court that Swamy suffered a cardiac arrest early Sunday morning following which he was put on ventilator support. He (Swamy) did not recover and passed away this afternoon, the official told the court.

The cause of the death is pulmonary infection, Parkinson’s disease and post COVID-19 complications, he said.

Swamy’s counsel Mihir Desai said there was negligence on part of the Taloja prison authorities, who failed to provide immediate medical attention to the Jesuit priest.

Swamy has been undergoing treatment at the Holy Family Hospital here, following a court order on May 28. The cost of his treatment at the private hospital is being borne by his associates and friends.

On Saturday, advocate Desai told a bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar that Swamy’s health was critical and that he was still in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).

The bench had then adjourned the hearing on Swamy’s medical bail plea to Monday and extended his stay at the hospital till then.

Last week, Swamy also filed a fresh plea in the HC, challenging section 43D(5) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), that imposes stringent bars on the grant of bail to an accused charged under the Act.

1 COMMENT

  1. STAN SWAMY WAS KILLED BY THE NIA

    NIA IS A CRIMINAL ORGANISATION OF SCUM – WHO DESERVE TO BE RAPED AND KILLED !

    SOME CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND CORRUPTION BY THE NIA

    • Suicide by a 22 year old Dalit Sikh after NIA 10 hour interrogation

    https://indianexpress.com/article/india/dalit-youth-suicide-kin-demand-probe-link-death-to-nia-quizzing-6515902/
    • An 89 year old missionary classed and jailed as a Terrorist and denied a straw https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54490554
    • A 80 year old poet classed and jailed as a Terrorist and infected with COVID https://newsbox9.com/varavara-rao-gets-bail-in-surjagarh-iron-ore-mine-arson-case/

    NIA IS ALSO AN ORGANISATION OF CHORS AND BLACKMAILERS.EXAMPLE OF CORRUPTION BY NIA SP AND 2 OTHERS

    https://www.news18.com/news/india/3-nia-officers-accused-of-demanding-rs-2-crore-from-businessman-to-exempt-him-from-hafiz-saeeds-case-transferred-2276915.html https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/3-nia-officers-accused-of-seeking-bribe-in-case-against-hafiz-saeed-removed/story-VEIln0tILHengK5xu3e0LN.html https://www.news18.com/news/india/3-nia-officers-accused-of-demanding-rs-2-crore-from-businessman-to-exempt-him-from-hafiz-saeeds-case-transferred-2276915.html

    NIA INDICTS ITS OWN FOR CORRUPTION

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/nia-asks-home-ministry-to-take-action-against-own-sp-2-officials-in-bribery-case-1599834-2019-09-16

    CBI CHARGESHEETS NIA SP

    https://www.deccanherald.com/national/cbi-books-ex-nia-asp-for-fraudulently-obtaining-cdr-of-mobile-phone-numbers-879174.html

    NIA IS ALSO A NIKAMMA ORGANISATION .SOME CASES OF FAILED NIA INVESTIGATIONS

    • Kerala Gold Smuggling case

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/nia-failed-to-prove-terror-link-court/article32931347.ece
    https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/nothing-to-substantiate-terror-funding-nia-court/article32864036.ece

    COURT DIRECTIONS TO NIA TO SUBMIT EVIDENCE

    https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2020/jul/30/court-asks-nia-to-present-proof-to-link-terrorism-and-gold-smuggling-2176572.html

    COURT GRANTING BAIL TO STUDENTS CHARGED BY NIA

    https://scroll.in/latest/972817/kochi-nia-court-grants-bail-to-terror-accused-students-says-they-have-fundamental-right-to-protest

    FAILURE OF NIA TO FILE CHARGESHEET WITHIN 180 DAYS IN PULWAMA CASE

    https://www.firstpost.com/india/days-after-pulwama-terror-attack-anniversary-accused-gets-bail-after-nia-fails-to-file-chargesheet-in-time-8094521.html

    COURT STRICTURES ON ACQUITTAL OF UAPA ACCUSED – WHICH PROVES THAT NIA IS SCUM

    Jalandhar fast track court acquitted Manjit, seven others in a case registered against them under UAPA at Bhogpur police station in Jalandhar on September 28, 2009

    • Court stated “From all this evidence, the prosecution has failed to prove any link of recoveries made from accused or transactions of money with any terrorist act or organisation.Simple statement of DSP Rajinder Singh Sohal that he received secret information is not sufficient to hold the accused having committed or attempted to have committed any such offence”

    UAPA case was registered against Kobad Gandhy on January 1, 2010

    • The court observed: “In this case, neither any recovery was affected at the instance of accused. Since the prosecution failed to prove that the accused was pertaining to a militant group or he was having any nexus with enemy countries, there is no evidence on record to show the accused was having any link with terrorist activities or militant group. … Supreme Court… has held, that mere membership of a banned organisation cannot incriminate a person..

    UAPA and Arms Act on Sept 15, 2013,at Purana Shalla police station in Gurdaspur Gurpreet Singh and 11 others

    • The trial court observed: “So many disclosures were recorded to show that he (Gurpreet Singh) had kept concealed and got recovered the ammunition from different parts of the country between November 7 and 9, 2014. It is highly impossible for anyone to move such distances cities in three days. It shows prosecution only wants to implicate him by hook or crook

    IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE PURPOSE OF NIA AND THE INDIAN STATE IS TO TERRORISE AND TRAUMATISE THE ACCUSED AND SEND A MESSAGE TO SOCIETY AS TO THE FATE OF THOSE WHO DISSENT – AND TO SEND A SIGNAL TO THE PEOPLE THAT THE NIA AND THE INDIAN STATE CAN VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF INDIANS AT WILL

    IN ADDITION,NIA USES THESE DUBIOUS ENQUIRIES TO “DIG DIRT ON AN ACCUSED” AND THEN USE THE INFORMATION TO COERCE AND BLACKMAIL THE ACCUSED – A TRAIT OF HEATHENS AND MENIALS.dindooohindoo

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