Court seeks medical report on Sadhvi's health status
A special MCOCA court today directed state-run JJ hospital to submit an exhaustive medical report on the health status of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the Malegaon 2008 bomb blast case.mumbai Updated: Dec 23, 2010 21:11 IST
A special MCOCA court on Thursday directed state-run JJ hospital to submit an exhaustive medical report on the health status of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the Malegaon 2008 bomb blast case.
Thakur, who has complained of severe spinal problems, has spent over 18 months shuttling between JJ hospital and Podar Ayurvedic hospital for treatment.
She had last week filed an application before the MCOCA court seeking for the state government to provide her experts and to bear her medical expenses at the JJ hospital.
In her application, Thakur had claimed that since she does not have any definite source of income she cannot fend for herself and hence the state government should bear the expenses.
The prosecution however opposed the application.
"The accused had refused to undergo treatment at the state-run hospital after which she was transferred to Podar hospital. Why should the state bear bills of private doctors," special public prosecutor Rohini Salian argued.
Salian told the court doctors at JJ hospital are well equipped to provide treatment to Thakur.
Special MCOCA Judge YD Shinde directed JJ hospital to conduct a thorough test on Thakur and submit a report before it on January 11, 2011.