The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, accused of being associated with a front organisation of a banned Maoist outfit.
The apex court bench, headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, granted bail to Saibaba noting that all the material witnesses in the case have already been examined and there was no basis for keeping him confined.
The court was not moved as counsel for Maharashtra expressed the apprehension that Saibaba would propagate his views if he is set free.
The court said that does not hold as he would be doing so even if he was released later.
Granting bail to Saibaba, the court said his release would be subject to the conditions by the trial court as he would make himself available as and when he was required.