Amar katha: AIIMS, Tihar submit medical reports

The AIIMS and Tihar Jail authorities, Wednesday, submited their respective reports on the current status of Amar Singh’s health in the court hearing arguments on the cash-for-votes scam.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Tihar Jail authorities, Wednesday, submited their respective reports on the current status of Amar Singh’s health in the court hearing arguments on the cash-for-votes scam.

The court had, yesterday, deferred hearing on the Rajya Sabha MP’s bail application to September 15 and sought detailed medical reports. Amar Singh is presently under observation in AIIMS.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said that the medical reports will be considered by the court before deciding Singh’s interim bail application.

“The jail authorities are directed to furnish a complete report on the medical condition of the accused which necessitated his shifting to the AIIMS. I also deem it fit to have before me the entire medical record of the accused from the AIIMS," the court said.

Giving directions to the AIIMS director, the court added: "Director of AIIMS shall send the report of the medical condition of the accused from the time of his admission in the AIIMS and his present medical position."

His regular bail application is to be heard on September 19, has applied for interim bail on medical grounds. Singh, who is a patient of diabetes, underwent renal transplant in September 2009 and intestinal surgery 10 years ago. Besides, he is also a patient of hypertension, tuberculosis infection, chronic kidney disease and urinary tract infection.

Amar Singh was arrested Sep 6 for his alleged involvement in an attempt to bribe MPs ahead of the July 2008 parliament trust vote.

On July 22, 2008, three BJP MPs waved wads of currency notes in the Lok Sabha ahead of a trust vote, alleging they were given the money to vote in favour of the Manmohan Singh government.

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