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Shivani case: Sharma moves fresh bail plea

In his latest bail application, Sharma has claimed that the October 2005 spinal ailments had now worsened for him.
None | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2006 12:13 AM IST

Suspended IPS officer and prime accused in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, RK Sharma on Thursday moved a fresh interim bail application in the Delhi High Court seeking release on medical grounds.

Justice BD Ahmed while asking the Government to verify Sharma's claim of ill-health posted the matter for further hearing to August three.

In his application moved through counsel Qamar Ali, Sharma claimed that the spinal problems for which he had earlier undergone treatment had relapsed.

Sharma has claimed that as no proper treatment facilities were available to him at the prison his spinal problem had worsened making it difficult for him to either walk or squat.

Prime accused in the sensational in the murder of Indian Express journalist Shivani Bhatnagar's murder, Sharma has been lodged in the Tihar Jail since September 27, 2002, after he surrendered to police.

The suspended IPS officer had earlier obtained bail for four months in October, 2005 on medical grounds and again for four weeks in February this year in connection with the marriage of his daughter.

During his earlier release on bail in October 2005, Sharma underwent treatment at the Silver Oaks Hospital, Mohali for spinal ailments.

In his latest bail application, Sharma has claimed that the October 2005 spinal ailments had now worsened for him as there were no proper medical facilities at Tihar Jail.

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