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Gorakhpur deaths: HC dismisses oxygen suppliers bail plea


Gorakhpur deaths: HC dismisses oxygen suppliers bail plea

Allahabad:  The Allahabad High Court dismissed the bail plea of the proprietor of a firm which supplied oxygen to the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur where dozens of children died last year.

More than 60 children, mostly infants, had died at the hospital within a week in August 2017. There were allegations that the deaths occurred due to a disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.

Justice Yashwant Varma today dismissed the bail petition of the proprietor of Pushpa Sales, Manish Bhandari, saying, “the court is inclined to accept the submission that custodial interrogation of the accused may still be warranted and it would not be appropriate to grant him bail at this stage”.

 The counsel for state government opposed the petition saying the investigation in the case is still pending and Bhandari may be required for it.




Source: PTI
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  1. Counsel for the state government says that investigation in the case is still pending. But Health Minister of the state has been saying since very beginning of the case that nobody died of oxygen shortage. Then what is being asked in custodial interrogation of the accused.