Kobad Ghandy moves court to meet lawyers in police custody
Posted by Admin on October 7, 2009
New Delhi: Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy on Tuesday moved a Delhi court seeking permission to meet his lawyer during his police custody and consult doctors of a super speciality hospital for a check of his health.
"The applicant is suffering from some serious ailments and his condition is precarious. A request is made to send him to some super speciality hospital for proper evaluation and assessment of his medical condition.
"He has an apprehension that he is being denied proper and adequate medical care," Ghandy’s counsel Rebecca M John and Vikas Gosain said in the application.
Ghandy, a member of CPI(Maoist) politbureau who was sent to three days police custody yesterday, is accused of being member of the banned outfit under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Ghandy, who was going around allegedly using nine fake names and found setting up a base for Naxal activities in the national capital, was arrested on September 21 by the special cell of the Delhi police.
His application alleged he was "surreptitiously" produced in the court yesterday without any intimation to his lawyer a day before the end of judicial remand. He was yesterday ordered to be taken to LNJP Hospital for medical check-up by the court, he submitted.
The application filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja is to come up for hearing for tomorrow.