The district authorities at Ghaziabad have submitted a medical panel report before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court at Ghaziabad in connection with the health problems that Yadav Singh, suspended chief engineer of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities, is allegedly suffering from.
Sources said that according to the medical report, Singh needs to avoid long journeys and may need an ambulance and wheelchair for transportation and movement. They added that he could also be suffering from prolapse of vertebral disc with hypertension and unstable angina, along with other health issues.
“The court will take a final call on the report. For now, the accused is provided with an ambulance and wheelchair on his own expense to attend court hearings. The custody for him and two other accused has been further extended till July 28,” CBI special public prosecutor BK Singh said after the court hearing on Thursday.
Yadav Singh is presently lodged at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad after the CBI had arrested him in February on allegations of corruption. His lawyers had submitted an application on May 31 before the CBI court, stating that he suffers from hypertension and backache.
An expert doctor from MMG district hospital had visited Singh in the jail hospital on court orders and had advised him “to lie on hard bed, avoid squatting/FB/Long journey/Long standing/jerky movement (sic).”
According to the court order on June 3 in this regard, the CBI counsels had opposed the move and stated that the medical report could not be accepted as Yadav Singh was fully fit when he was arrested on February 3. He was also subjected to a medical examination at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi as per procedures followed for arrested accused.
The CBI court on June 3 also directed Ghaziabad chief medical officer (CMO) to constitute a medical panel to fully examine Singh. In the meantime, the court allowed him a wheelchair and an ambulance from Dasna jail to Ghaziabad court on his expenses to attend hearings.
On Thursday, CMO Dr Ajay Agarwal and Dasna jail superintendent SP Yadav confirmed that the report was submitted before the court following Singh’s examination by three doctors from MMG district hospital who had visited Dasna jail on July 2.
Singh’s lawyer, Amit Khemka, refused to comment on the entire issue.
The CBI court also took cognisance of the CBI chargesheet against 14 persons, including Singh, on March 29. However, barring three accused, the rest have failed to appear before the court.
“On Thursday, we put up an application for issuing non-bailable warrants against the remaining accused,” said the CBI special public prosecutor.