The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the Delhi Police on the bail plea of alleged Naxal leader Kobad Ghandy, facing trial under the anti-terror law.
He has urged for the relief on medical grounds. Issuing notice to the police, Justice GP Mittal sought its response by May 2.
Seeking the court to consider his plea "sympathetically", 65-year-old Ghandy said due to his old age and medical problems, he may be granted bail.
"The bail plea may be considered sympathetically since besides being a senior citizen, the applicant suffers from multiple ailments including urinary prostate problem, irritable bowel syndrome, heart problem, high blood pressure, arthritis and spondylitis for which he requires constant care and consistent medical attention, which he cannot receive in jail," his petition said.
It said that Ghandy, who is lodged in Tihar jail here, is in custody for over three years and the trial against him is going on in a court and 10 witnesses have been examined so far.