Delhi High Court has directed the Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to constitute a medical board to look into the treatment and diet given by the jail authorities to Kavi Arora, one of the accused in the Religare Finvest scam.
The Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait further directed the Jail Superintendent to provide all medical documents/test reports to the Board for deliberation and consideration.
The order has come in an application moved by Kavi Arora for interim bail in a case where he is charged with offences punishable under section 409/420/120B of the Indian Penal Code.
In the order dated May 28, this court had directed the Jail Superintendent concerned to provide medical reports/tests undergone and the treatment being given to the Petitioner.
However, the Petitioner submits that till date the said documents have not been provided to him.
Senior Advocate Sudhir Nandrajog, who appeared for the Petitioner submitted that the X-ray and ultrasound reports of the Petitioner have not been provided and 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.
Appearing for the jail authorities, Mr Rahul Mehra 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.
While directing for the constituting of the medical board, the court observed that:
'It is not in dispute that after his admission in judicial custody, petitioner has lost 25 kgs. of weight.'
The court also directed that if Medical Board requires the presence of the Petitioner, jail authorities are directed to produce him before the Board accordingly.
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