The Delhi high court (HC) on Wednesday gave a nod to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's treatment at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.
Justice Siddharth Mridul asked Tihar jail superintendent to take 80-year-old Chautala, who is serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers recruitment scam case, to hospital in police custody "as an when required to be taken".
The court gave the direction after senior advocate N Hariharan and advocate Amit Sahni, appearing for Chautala, pleaded with the court that his client (OP Chautala) is "suffering from various ailments including tuberculosis, peripheral neuritis, low backache, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and various other geriatric ailments".
"It is further stated that he had availed treatment from RML and Medanta, the Medicity Hospital post-conviction and all medical history of the applicant/appellant is lying with the RML Hospital or the Medanta Hospital," the petition said.
The counsel further informed the bench that Chautala wished to avoid the ordeal of undergoing a fresh series of medical tests, which cause physical and mental trauma to him more particularly due to his old age.
On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay along with seven others and gave them 10-year jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.
Among other convicts, 44 were sentenced to four years in jail and one to a five-year jail term.
All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under IPC and of abusing their official position under Prevention of Corruption Act.