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Sedition | SC sends YSRC MP to Army hospital in Secunderabad

Sedition | SC sends YSRC MP to Army hospital in Secunderabad

Medical examination should be conducted in presence of judicial officer nominated by Telangana High Court Chief Justice, it says.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered YSR Congress MP Kanumuri Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, who is in the Andhra police custody for sedition, to be immediately taken to the Army hospital in Secunderabad for medical examination.

A Vacation Bench of Justices Vineet Saran and B.R. Gavai expressed concern about the health of Mr. Raju. It directed that Mr. Raju be admitted in the Army Hospital for medical care until further orders.

The Bench referred to the magistrate’s remarks that Mr. Raju required a medical examination. The magistrate had noted the contention raised by Mr. Raju’s counsel that his client, a sitting MP, was subject to “third degree” methods by the police and he could hardly walk. Besides, Mr. Raju had undergone a by-pass surgery in December last year. The State High Court too had directed a medical examination.

In its eight-page order, the Supreme Court said the medical examination at the Secunderabad Army Hospital should be conducted in the presence of a judicial officer nominated by the Telangana High Court Chief Justice. The medical examination should be done by a board of three doctors constituted by the head of the Army Hospital.

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