Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who has been booked for money laundering, refused to undergo angiography until he consulted his family members, said the superintendent of the Mumbai central jail.
The jail authorities on Friday filed a reply to the plea of former AAP activist Anjani Damania, who challenged Bhujbal’s long stay at a private hospital while in judicial custody. In their reply, the superintendent of Mumbai central jail said that doctors had recommended an angiography for Bhujbal but he had refused to undergo the test.
In a letter to the court, the officer referred to communication received from JJ hospital on Thursday where doctors had advised Bhujbal that he needed to go for the test. Bhujbal, in reply, has told the authorities that he would first like to consult his family members.
On the jail authority’s reply, special ED prosecutor Hiten Venegaokar pleaded that if the accused has refused to undergo any further tests, he should be shifted back to the jail from the hospital. Bhujbal’s lawyer on Friday questioned the locus of Damania for filing the application against Bhujbal’s hospitalisation. After hearing the arguments the court has now reserved its order on Damania’s plea till December 15.