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MBBS seats case: HC asks CBI to verify Masood`s medical condition

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 19:41

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to verify the medical condition of jailed Congress leader Rasheed Masood, serving four-year-jail term in the medical seat allotment case, on his plea for suspension of his sentence on health grounds while granting two-month interim bail to a co-convict and former IAS officer.

"Let the medical condition of the appellant be verified and status report be placed on record before the next date of hearing. The medical record of the treatment of the appellant be also placed on record," a bench of justice J R Midha said.

The high court directed the jail authorities to ensure that Masood gets proper treatment in the meantime.

67-year-old Masood, who was disqualified from Rajya Sabha after his conviction, has sought interim suspension of his sentence on medical grounds saying he is acute diabetic and is taking insulin several times a day besides other medicines for his old-age ailments.

Meanwhile, the bench also granted two-month interim bail to Amal Kumar Roy, a retired IAS officer and the then Secretary of Tripura Chief Minister Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar, on medical grounds.

Roy, aged above 75, was also sentenced to four-year jail term by a special CBI court in the MBBS seat allotment scam and is at present admitted in DDU Hospital here.

"Considering the present condition of the appellant, he is directed to be released on interim bail for two months on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like amount," the bench said after perusing CBI`s report verifying his medical condition and also the report of senior medical officer of Tihar jail which said Roy has been admitted in DDU Hospital.

First Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 19:41

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