Gorakhpur deaths: Allahabad High Court rejects oxygen supplier’s bail plea

More than 60 children had died at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College within a week in August, 2017. There were allegations that the deaths occurred due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.

By: PTI | Allahabad | Published: February 14, 2018 10:45:57 am
Gorakhpur, gorakhpur hospital, gorakhpur hospital children deaths, Baba Raghav Das Medical College, BRD hospital, Gorakhpur news, india news, indian express news More than 60 children, mostly infants, had died at the hospital within a week in August, 2017. (Express photo)

The Allahabad High Court has rejected the bail plea of the proprietor of a firm which supplied oxygen to the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur where dozens of children died last year. More than 60 children, mostly infants, had died at the hospital within a week in August, 2017. There were allegations that the deaths occurred due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.

Justice Yashwant Varma on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of the proprietor of Pushpa Sales, Manish Bhandari, saying, “The court is inclined to accept the submission that custodial interrogation of the accused may still be warranted and it would not be appropriate to grant him bail at this stage.” The counsel for the UP government opposed the petition, saying the investigation in the case was pending and Bhandari may be required for it.

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