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Arvind Kejriwal moves Delhi court for insulin in Tihar jail, hearing underway

Apr 19, 2024 02:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal sought permission to consult his doctor through video conferencing daily for 15 minutes over his acute diabetes.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday filed a petition in Rouse Avenue Court asking authorities to provide insulin in Tihar jail. The court started hearing Arvind Kejriwal's petition at 2pm.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI/File)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI/File)

Arvind Kejriwal has sought permission to consult his doctor through video conferencing daily for 15 minutes over his acute diabetes and fluctuating blood sugar level. He also seeks to allow his wife to join and remain present on video conference, Live Law reported.

The Delhi chief minister said since his judicial custody, his blood sugar levels have been fluctuating at an alarming rate due to acute diabetes, which is posing a high risk to his health, it added.

The development comes even as Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena on Thursday asked the director general of prisons to submit a factual report into the AAP's allegations that Arvind Kejriwal was not being provided insulin in Tihar jail. The L-G's order comes after Delhi cabinet minister Atishi alleged that there was a plot to kill the chief minister, who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the excise policy case, by denying him home-cooked food and insulin in jail, a charge rejected by the prison authorities.

The Raj Niwas said, "Shri VK Saxena @LtGovDelhi has expressed grave concern over reports based on statements by Ministers & AAP leaders alleging non provision of insulin to Hon'ble CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal who is in jail & purported "conspiracies" against him.

"Shri Saxena has asked DG Prisons to submit a factual and comprehensive report on the matter within 24 hrs. Although Prisons as a transferred subject comes directly & totally under the AAP Govt, LG has assured that no laxity with regards to CM''s health will be tolerated," Raj Niwas said in a series of posts on X.

At a presser conference, Atishi claimed that the chief minister's requests for insulin have been denied by the Tihar jail administration, and attempts to arrange a video conference with his doctor are facing opposition from the ED and the prison officials.

“For the past several days, his blood sugar level has been consistently above 300 mg/dL,” Atishi claimed.

"Despite Arvind Kejriwal's repeated requests, he is not being given insulin, and his sugar level is increasing. He is not being given medication because there is a plot to kill him," she alleged.

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