New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday granted an interim bail till September 19 to Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party Amar Singh, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam.
As per reports, he has been granted bail primarily on health grounds. The court, while passing its order, asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakhs. The court, however, barred him from going out of India and asked him to surrender his passport.
The court allowed Amar Singh to approach any hospital other than All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment if his condition deteriorates further. The court also instructed that he cannot be shifted out of AIIMS till the next three days.
Amar Singh, in judicial custody, has been under observation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he was admitted on September 12 following complications related to post-renal transplant, urinary tract infection, diarrhoea, diabetes, dehydration, hypothyroid and hypertension.
His regular bail is to come for hearing on September 19.
Yesterday, AIIMS submitted its medical report before Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, in which it said that Singh needs psychiatry consultation for his "anxiety and restlessness".
The premier health institute has told the court that Singh, who had undergone a kidney transplant in 2009, was suffering from multiple health problems and was prone to infections.
It said "the S Creatinine is fluctuating between 1.3-1.6 mg/dl (normal for him is 0.8-0.9 mg/dl). He (Amar Singh) has persistent tachycardia (heart rate exceeding normal range).
"He continues to have vomiting and diarrhoea for which the gastroenterologist has suggested automatic function tests and endoscopy with mucosal biopsy," the report said.
AIIMS said in its report that any kidney transplant patient, showing more than 30 percent acute rise in S Creatinine level, needs hospitalisation.
With PTI inputs