Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has acquitted Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, who was arrested for alleged Maoist links and sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court. A division bench comprising Justices Rohit Dev and Anil Pansare ordered Saibaba’s immediate release.
The High Court verdict allowed Prof. Saibaba’s appeal challenged the 2017 trial court order in which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Saibaba, who is physically challenged, is currently in Nagpur Central Jail. The High Court allowed the appeals of the five accused along with Saibaba. One of them died during the appeal hearing.