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Activist Stan Swamy, Arrested Under Anti-Terror Law Dies

New Delhi: Activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died on Monday, his counsel informed the Bombay High Court. The 84-year-old Jesuit priest was admitted to Holy Family hospital where he was on ventilator support since Sunday.

Stan Swamy was undergoing treatment at the hospital following a court order on May 28. On Saturday, his advocate Mihir Desai told a bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar that Stan Swamy’s health was critical and that he was in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Swamy’s lawyers on Monday morning moved the Bombay HC, seeking an urgent hearing on the medical bail plea of Stan Swamy after his health deteriorated.