Court calls for medical records of Kobad GhandyBy IANS
Thursday, October 1, 2009
NEW DELHI - A city court Thursday called for the medical records of arrested Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy and also asked the Delhi Police to provide him a copy of the First Information Report (FIR).
While hearing Ghandy’s plea that he is not being provided medical treatment, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja also summoned the senior medical officer and Tihar jail superintendent to appear in person along with his entire medical record on Saturday.
Ghandy’s lawyer told the court that he was not being given the medicine for blood pressure that is very essential for him.
On this, the court asked the investigating officer to bring the entire medical record, which was recovered from the Maoist leader when he was arrested before the court.
Ghandy, in his plea, said he was suffering from prostate cancer and cardiac problems and should be referred to a specialised hospital.
The 63-year-old London educated Ghandy was arrested in New Delhi Sep 21, though the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) claims he was picked up by police four days earlier — Sep 17. The top Maoist leader is presently in judicial custody till Oct 6.