The Bombay High Court, whereas listening to a medical bail plea filed by Omkar Realtors Group promoter and managing director Babulal Varma – booked by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a cash laundering case – refused to permit him to proceed to remain at privately-run Lilavati hospital in Mumbai and directed the ED to shift him to state-run J J hospital.
On May 9, a board of medical doctors arrange by J J hospital, as per the court docket’s directive, had visited the Lilavati hospital ICU, the place Varma was admitted.
It had mentioned that whereas he wanted to be assessed for his oxygen necessities and doesn’t appear to be match to be discharged, the services wanted to handle his situation can be found at J J hospital.
On May 5, a particular Prevention of Money Laundering Act choose had rejected Varma’s request to substantiate the non permanent bail granted to him on March 23 or to increase his non permanent bail for six months. The choose had directed Varma to give up earlier than the Arthur Road jail, prompting him to method HC looking for bail.
On May 6, Justice Anuja Prabhudessai of the HC had directed the dean of J J hospital to represent a board of medical doctors to look at Varma. It had directed the workforce to submit a report consisting of the character of remedy required, whether or not such services have been obtainable at JJ hospital and if the applicant was match to be shifted there.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, showing for ED, mentioned Varma had himself obtained admitted within the hospital after his plea was rejected by the particular choose.
However, Varma’s lawyer, Aabad Ponda, denied this.
On May 11, Justice N J Jamadar, who was listening to Varma’s bail plea, perused his well being report. He mentioned, “…the applicant needs to be assessed for his oxygen requirements and does not seem to be fit to be discharged from the hospital. However, the medical team has categorically stated that the facilities for managing the current condition are available at JJ hospital.”
While extending Varma’s non permanent bail until May 20, the court docket directed the J J hospital dean to confess him and furnish one other report on his situation throughout the listening to on the identical day.