Stan Swamy passes away

The 84-year-old Jesuit priest has been undergoing treatment at the Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai, following a court order on May 28.

Activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case passed away on Monday. The 84-year-old Jesuit priest was put on ventilator support after his condition deteriorated on Sunday. Swamy’s lawyers had sought an urgent hearing on his medical bail plea. 

Swamy, who was in jail for the last seven months, was booked for alleged criminal conspiracy and sedition under the UAPA by NIA in the Bhima Koregaon case. A tribal rights activist, he worked for over 5 decades in Jharkhand, fighting for the rights of the adivasi community.

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