Delhi High Court Orders Medical Board for Lalu Prasad Yadav's Aide Amid Bail Plea

The Delhi High Court has directed the formation of a medical board to assess the health of Amit Katyal, an aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Katyal, who recently underwent bariatric surgery, sought interim bail on medical grounds amid a money laundering case related to a land-for-jobs scam.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 09-06-2024 15:30 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 15:30 IST
Delhi High Court Orders Medical Board for Lalu Prasad Yadav's Aide Amid Bail Plea
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The Delhi High Court has ordered the creation of a medical board to examine the health status of Amit Katyal, a close aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who requested interim bail on medical grounds in a money laundering case involving an alleged land-for-jobs scam within Indian Railways.

Despite no underlying medical conditions reported from jail authorities, the High Court noted Katyal's recent bariatric surgery. Consequently, the court instructed AIIMS's director to form a team of doctors from at least three different specialties to evaluate his health issues.

Emphasizing the right to health under Article 21, the court stated that an individual could be granted interim bail if specialized care, unavailable in jail, was necessary. The medical board is to submit its report by June 14, detailing if specialized treatment and personal care for Katyal are needed.

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