Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday
directed the state-run SSKM Hospital to submit details of
treatment and health report of RS Agarwal, one of the
arrested directors of AMRI Hospital where a devastating fire
killed 93 persons.
Taking up the bail prayer of Agarwal, a division bench of
Justice Asim Kumar Roy and Justice Asim Ray directed the
superintendent of SSKM Hospital to submit the report on
Monday, when the matter would be taken up for hearing again.
Agarwal, who was in a private hospital earlier on grounds
of illness, was later shifted to the state-run facility on the
orders of Alipore district court.
Agarwal`s counsel Balai Roy submitted that he was ill and
as such should be granted bail.
Roy also claimed that though Agarwal was a director of the
seven-storied centrally-airconditioned annexe building of the
hospital at Dhakuria in south Kolkata, he cannot be directly
blamed for the fire there on December nine.
The prosecution contested the claim, saying that the
basement from where the fire started was supposed to be a car
park, but the hospital authorities had set up a medical store,
godown and also an office there, flouting all norms.
The prosecution submitted that such changes must have been
with the approval of the directors and as such they could
not absolve themselves of responsibility.
Another director R S Goenka has also filed his bail prayer
before the court and is likely to be taken up for hearing on a