Katta’s bail plea posted to Oct 17 for orders

Former Karnataka minister Katta Subramanya Naidu is in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in KIADB scam.

Bangalore: A court here on Friday reserved orders for October 17 on the bail plea of former Karnataka minister Katta Subramanya Naidu, an accused in a land scam, after the report of an oncologist was submitted about his health status.

Lokayukta special court Judge NK Sudhindra Rao said he needed to go through the report submitted in a sealed cover by director of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Prof C Vijay Kumar.

Naidu, in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) scam, has sought bail for treatment of lymphoma (cancer of lymph nodes).

Quoting from the report, Rao said the medical records of Naidu were incomplete. "Clinically there is no evidence of the disease. The PET and CT scans, however, show recurrence of the disease," the report said adding further tests, including bone marrow aspiration biopsy, were needed.

It also stated facilities were available in Bangalore both in government and private hospitals for chemotherapy.

Responding to a question from the judge, Naidu`s counsel said his client was suffering from "bleeding in the rectum and stomach and was suffering from neck pain".

He said Naidu wished to be treated at the Leelavathi Hospital in Mumbai, where he had been first treated for the disease in 2004 as he had confidence in the team of doctors and felt the expertise was "better".

The counsel also submitted that the tests mentioned in the report could be done in Leelavathi Hospital and would require three to four weeks time.

Following this, the Judge posted the matter for October 17 for pronouncement of orders.


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