Rs 2375 crore Religare Finvest Scam: Delhi HC asks AIIMS Director to constitute medical board to look into treatment of key Accused
The counsel submitted that X-ray and ultrasound reports of Kavi Arora have not been provided and his health is deteriorating day-by-day in jail and because he had not been given proper treatment, his immunity has gone down and thus vulnerable to coronavirus.
New Delhi: The Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) has recently been directed by the Delhi High Court to constitute a medical board and immediately file a report specifying the treatment given to the Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL) Scam accused- Kavi Arora in prison.
In the backdrop, Arora was named in the allegedly misappropriating funds of RFL to the tune of Rs 2,397 crore along with Singh brothers. They accused were taken into judicial custody. Thereafter, Arora was granted interim bail by a sessions court to take care of his ailing aunt, however, his relief expired on December 7.
Dissatisfied with the treatment being given to him in the jail through jail authorities, Arora filed an application for interim bail in the case where he is charged with offenses punishable under section 409/420/120 of the Indian Penal Code.
The petitioner's counsel submitted that X-ray and ultrasound reports of the petitioner have not been provided and the health of the petitioner is deteriorating day-by-day in jail and because he had not been given proper treatment, his immunity has gone down and thus vulnerable to coronavirus.
On the other hand, Rahul Mehra, Learned Standing Counsel argued that proper treatment is being given in jail, and if further treatment is required, that will be provided to the petitioner from the appropriate hospital.
Deliberating the case, the Single bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait dismissed the said application, however, directed the jail authorities to carry out necessary medical investigation within a period of two weeks and if required petitioner may be examined at any of the Super Speciality Hospitals and his medical report shall be communicated to him.
The court further added that even any dietary recommendations are made by the concerned doctor, jail authorities shall ensure that the same are followed and if necessary at the cost of the petitioner (as volunteered on his behalf).
Subsequently, the court directed the Director of AIIMS to constitute a medical board and file a report. The court while pronouncing the order noted;
"It is not in dispute that after his admission in judicial custody, petitioner has lost 25 kgs. of weight, accordingly, I hereby direct the Director of AIIMS to constitute a medical board and file a report specifying therein whether petitioner is getting proper treatment including diet required for such a patient and also specify whether any surgery is required immediately."
"Accordingly, vide order dated 02.06.2020, this Court again directed the respondent State to provide medical reports/tests undergone and treatment being given to the petitioner in jail after 08.05.2020 to counsel for the petitioner within three days," the court added.
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