Tihar Jail authorities have sent the MRI report of disgraced former Chairman of Commonwealth Games (CWG) Suresh Kalmadi to AIIMS for an expert opinion after the tests suggested that his brain had shrunken and also damaged at certain areas.
The 66-year-old MP from Pune was recently taken to Lok Narayan Jai Prakash Hospital where an MRI scan was conducted on him as per the court's order.
Sources said that the LNJP hospital report had said that Kalmadi was suffering from "diffused cerebral atrophy with old ischemic changes in brain parenchyma with calcified granuloma in caudothalamic groove on left side (of his brain)."
The prison spokesperson, refusing to divulge the details of the report, only confirmed that his report had been sent to AIIMS for an opinion.
Experts in the neurology department at the AIIMS, who did not wish to be named, said this disease may or may not be age related.
If the conclusion of the LNJP test is the same as reported in a section of media, then the patient is suffering from shrunken brain with a possibility of damages in certain parts of brain, an expert opined.
The family members of Kalmadi had submitted his medical records to the Tihar prison authorities in which they had claimed that he was suffering from dementia at a preliminary stage along with brain infarct was mentioned in the medical history submitted to jail authorities by the family members.
Legal experts feel that the impact of his health condition on the trial would be determined only after it was analysed properly by medical experts.
Kalmadi, sacked as CWG Organising Committee chairman, is one of the 10 accused on charges of corruption, criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery in awarding a contract to a Swiss firm at exorbitant cost.