Hasan Ali is fine, says govt hospital report
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 19:06
Mumbai: The health condition of Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan, arrested for alleged tax evasion, is fine and he is not suffering from paralysis, a report filed by a government hospital in a local court on Thursday said.

The court took the report on record and deferred till November 5 his plea seeking admission to a private hospital. Assistant Public Prosecutor GK Vaiude submitted the report, prepared by JJ Hospital regarding Khan's health, to Principal Sessions Judge Swapna Joshi.

It said Khan was better and his health would improve if he followed the line of treatment prescribed by the doctors. There were restrictions imposed on his diet and he had to follow that strictly.

The court had yesterday said it was not satisfied with the reports filed by jail authorities and asked the chief medical officer of JJ hospital to submit a detailed medical report on Khan's condition as he had claimed to have suffered a paralytic stroke.

His lawyer Prateek Bagadia had argued that Khan was suffering from diabetes, kidney and heart problems and needed urgent medical attention.

He also said Khan was suffering from high blood pressure and had suffered a paralytic stroke in jail but the Enforcement Directorate was not ready to move him to a private hospital for treatment as desired by him.

According to the prosecutor, the report filed by the government hospital said Khan was not suffering from paralysis or other major problems and that his condition was fine.

The court would decide on November 5 the application filed by Khan seeking admission to a private hospital.

Khan is being investigated for alleged money-laundering and huge funds stashed in foreign banks. After being arrested by ED, Khan was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on August 12, but the apex court cancelled it on September 30.


First Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 19:06

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