G.N. Saibaba, who is serving a life term in the Nagpur Central Prison for links with Maoists, has been tested positive for COVID-19 again for the second time.
The court held Saibaba and others guilty under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Saibabaâ€™s wife, Vasantha, issued a statement on Monday (January 10) requesting the authorities to urgently move Saibaba to hospital.
â€œGot information that Dr. Saibaba has tested positive for COVID again. The jail authorities have not contacted us yet. He previously wrote to us saying that he was feeling extremely weak and was suffering from sleepless nights because of constant back and hip pain. Iâ€™m very worried how he will endure this COVID-19 attack, as he did not recover properly after the last time he got COVID-19. His immunity has become much worse and his bodyâ€™s ability to survive is slowly dwindling. I urge the Nagpur jail authorities and the court to please urgently admit him to a hospital where he can be monitored, as his heart issue coupled with COVID-19 can cause serious complications,â€ her statement reads.
Saibaba a former Delhi University Professor was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2017 by a sessions court in Maharashtraâ€™s Gadchiroli district for Maoist links and engaging in activities amounting to â€œwaging war against the countryâ€.