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Disproportionate assets case: Court asks AIIMS to examine Chautala

punjab Updated: Aug 09, 2015 14:45 IST

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The director of AIIMS has been asked by a special court to get INLD leader Ajay Chautala, facing trial in a disproportionate case, examined by a team of doctors and file a report on his medical condition.

Taking note of the fact that Ajay, son of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, has been repeatedly seeking exemption from appearance in the court on the ground that he has been admitted at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, special CBI judge Sanjay Garg said, a second opinion should be taken from the doctors of AIIMS on his medical condition.

A report was called from the private hospital's medical superintendent (MS) regarding his medical condition. The MS in the July 6 report mentioned the medical status which had necessitated his admission in ICU on June 18, the court noted.

"Therefore, a second opinion regarding medical status of accused no. 1 (Ajay Chautala) necessitating his admission in ICU, needs to be taken. Keeping in view the fact that earlier twice he had been examined by the medical board constituted by AIIMS director on the directions of (Delhi) High Court, now again the accused be sent to AIIMS for getting fresh opinion regarding his medical status," the judge said.

The court directed the MS of AIIMS to file report on the next date of hearing, August 25, and asked the jail superintendent to produce Ajay before the MS after taking prior appointment.

"Put up for prosecution evidence on August 25 and 26. Sufficient number of witnesses be summoned. Fresh production warrant of accused no. 1 be issued for the next date. Copy of this order be sent to Superintendent Jail and MS AIIMS for necessary compliance," the court said.