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Have ‘great respect’ for Stan Swamy's work: Bombay HC hears his pleas posthumously

The observations were made by a bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar that had also presided over Swamy’s medical bail plea on July 5, a day after Stan died of cardiac arrest.

Hearing appeals filed by late Jesuit priest Stan Swamy in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case posthumously on Monday, the Bombay High Court remarked that the tribal rights activist was a 'wonderful person' and the court has 'great respect' for his work.

The observations were made by a bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar that had also presided over Swamy’s medical bail plea on July 5, when the HC was informed about the 84-year-old priest’s death at the Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai that day following a cardiac arrest.

Swamy, who was arrested in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case on October 8, died at the Holy Family Hospital on July 5, where he was shifted on the directions of the Bombay High Court in May after his health began deteriorating.

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