New Delhi: AIIMS` Medical Superintendent was
asked on Thursday by a Delhi court to appear before it on Friday
to explain if Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, undergoing treatment
in the hospital after his arrest in the 2008 cash-for-vote
scam, needs an attendant there.
Special Judge Sangita Dhinga Sehgal issued a notice to
AIIMS MS Dr D K Sharma observing that he had failed to answer
the court`s query in his report to it.
"In the circumstances and in the interest of justice, let
Dr D K Sharma, MS, AIIMS, appear in court on October 14 at
2.30 pm to clarify the position. The MS, AIIMS, shall also
submit the entire medical record of the accused till date in
order to decide the application in hand," said the court.
"Notice to D K Sharma, MS, has been handed to the
Investigation Officer (IO)," it added, while directing the IO
to serve the notice to the doctor in time.
The court had earlier directed AIIMS to furnish a report
on Singh`s plea seeking permission for having his wife
Pankaja Singh and aide Praveen Kumar as his attendants at
hospital on rotation basis.
The court had also sought the Tihar Jail authorities`
replies to Singh`s plea. The jail authorities had said jail
manual does not allow an attendant for a prisoner in hospital.