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Shahabuddin admitted to AIIMS for treatment

The incarcerated Parliamentarian, lodged in a divisional jail in his Siwan constituency in Bihar, was brought to New Delhi in a service flight.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2006 21:40 IST

Controversial RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was on Saturday night admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment of backache on the directive of the Patna High Court.

"Shahabuddin has been admitted to the Neuro Sciences ward," an AIIMS official said.

The incarcerated Parliamentarian, lodged in a divisional jail in his Siwan constituency in Bihar, was brought to New Delhi in a service flight.

Shahabuddin would be in judicial custody at AIIMS and an assistant jailor from Siwan and a posse of policemen would accompany him during his stay there.

The Patna High Court had, on the basis of a confidential report of the state medical board submitted to the court by Advocate General PK Sinha on July 31, directed the state government to send Shahabuddin to AIIMS.

He had also ordered AIIMS authorities to submit a report on his condition within two weeks.

Shahabuddin, facing trial on criminal charges, had filed a petition in the High Court, praying for mercy killing as the backache was becoming 'unbearable' and accused the state government of apathy by not admitting him to AIIMS for treatment.