Hearing on Bhujbal’s bail plea adjourned

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: May 28, 2016 12:28 IST

MUMBAI: The nine- member committee of doctors formed to examine former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who is lodged in Aurthur Road jail, submitted a detailed report before the Bombay high court on Friday.

The court has now given time for the defense to take a second opinion on the report before arguing on the bail.

On Friday, when the court was scheduled to hear the bail application of Bhujbal ----arrested in connection with a money-laundering case ---- on health grounds, the committee of doctors submitted its report before the court.

Enforcement directorate’s advocate Poornima Kantharia contended t hat Bhujbal is given necessary treatment in the jail and was also taken to the hospital whenever needed.

Reading the reports, Kantharia said the doctors have opined that Bhujbal needs regular medication but surgical intervention is not needed.

However, Bhujbal’s counsel Amit Desai pleaded that “we have just been given a copy of the report, which is in very technical language. We need to understand what the report means before arguing on the merits.”

Desai pleaded that they need to show the reports to private doctors for their opinion and pleaded for adjournment. The ED counsel, however, objected alleging that no doctors can give same opinion. The court, however, accepting the defense’s pleading adjourned the hearing on the Bhujbal’s bail application to post-vacation.

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