A Delhi court sought from Tihar Jail authorities a report by Friday on Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh's health as his counsel pleaded for interim bail to him on the grounds of his "deteriorating" health saying unless released urgently, he might not be "here for trial".
"I am only asking for the interim bail. I am sure your lordship (the judge) wants him (Amar Singh) here for trial. Till September 19 (the date for hearing on his regular bail plea), he may not be here," Singh's counsel Hariharan told Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. "This is not a normal problem which can be taken care by jail authorities," he told the court, prompting it to seek a report on the health condition of the former general secretary of Samajwadi Party.
Pleading for Singh's release on health grounds, the lawyer said he is suffering from urinary tract infection, which might worsen in Tihar jail as he has to share common toilet with other inmates. "He has developed urinary tract infection after kidney transplant.
Urinary tract infection is dangerous for a person who has undergone kidney transplant. This could lead to renal failure and could also lead to death," he said. "His condition might lead to kidney failure completely. He is advised to keep himself in an infection-free environment which cannot be guaranteed by the jail authorities," he said.