AMRI director`s bail prayer rejected
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 23:54
Kolkata: A city court on Wednesday rejected the bail prayer of RS Agarwal, one of the directors of AMRI Hospital where a devastating fire claimed 93 lives, while seeking a report on his health condition by Friday.

Agarwal is at present admitted to SSKM Hospital after he pleaded that he was very unwell when he was produced before the court on December 19.

The chief judicial magistrate of Alipore court SM Shahnawaz directed the SSKM Hospital authorities, which submitted an interim report on Agarwal's health, to make all necessary tests and submit a final report on December 23, when the prosecution's prayer for his police custody for interrogation would be heard.

The court rejected Agarwal's bail prayer claiming ill health and said that all such issues would be taken up only after going through the findings of the hospital.

Agarwal, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital, was produced before the court on Monday after a team of government doctors had declared him fit on Sunday.

But when he was produced, he pleaded severe illness, after which the CJM sent him to state-run SSKM Hospital and directed the hospital authorities to file a report on his health condition.

Six directors of AMRI are already in police custody and they would also be produced before the court on Friday.

RS Goenka, SK Todi, Prashant Goenka, Manish Goenka, Ravi Todi and Dayanand Agarwal were arrested after the devastating blaze at the multi-speciality hospital on December nine claiming the lives of 90 patients and three staff.

All the accused have been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and negligence.


First Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 23:54

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