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INX Media case: Delhi HC asks AIIMS to constitute medical board to assess Chidambaram’s condition

On Monday evening, the Congress leader was rushed to AIIMS after he complained of stomach ache and related issues. He was discharged after treatment.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2019 1:38:31 pm
Chidambaram, P Chidambaram, P Chidambaram in Tihar jail, Chidambaram in jail, Chidambaram health condition, Chidambaram health issues, Delhi High Court, Tihar jail, India news, Indian Express Chidambaram, who is currently in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media case and lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail, has sought for an interim bail in the INX Media money laundering case stating medical grounds (File Photo)

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to constitute a medical board which can examine the condition of former Union minister P Chidambaram.

The court also asked the institute to include Hyderabad-based gastroenterologist Nageshwara Reddy in the board to give an opinion on the former finance minister’s health.

On Monday evening, the Congress leader was rushed to AIIMS after he complained of stomach ache and related issues. He was discharged after treatment.

“He reached the hospital around 5.40 pm and was examined by the doctors after he complained of pain in the stomach. Around 7 pm, he was discharged from the hospital,” said a senior doctor.

Justice Suresh Kait said the board will sit on Thursday to discuss Chidambaram’s medical condition and the report will be placed before the court, which will hear the matter on Friday.

Chidambaram, who is currently in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media case and lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail, has sought for an interim bail in the INX Media money laundering case stating medical grounds, adding that his condition is detereorating and he needs to be “in a sterile environment”.

Meanwhile, a special court in Delhi Wednesday dismissed the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea seeking one more day’s custodial interrogation of former finance minister P Chidambaram and sent him to judicial custody in Tihar jail till November 13.

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