The Supreme Court will Thursday pass orders on an independent medical examination of suspected Maoist conduit Soni Sori for the injuries she allegedly suffered while she was in Chhattisgarh Police custody earlier this month.
The tribal teacher, arrested in Delhi Oct 4 by Chhattisgarh Police, is accused of receiving “protection money” from the Essar group on behalf of the rebels. The company has denied funding the Maoists.
The Supreme court bench headed by Justice Altamas Kabir reserved the order after the Chhattisgarh government offered to get Sori examined at Nagpur whereas her counsel Colin Gonsalves sought a medical check-up at Kolkata.
The state government’s offer to get Sori examined at Nagpur came after the Supreme court asked it to choose any city out Nagpur, Bangalore and Kolkata.
After her arrest in Delhi, Sori was brought to Chhattisgarh on transit remand.
Police Oct 11 shifted Sori to Raipur-based Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Medical College and Hospital from Jagdalpur, headquarters of the Bastar region, where doctors suggested advanced treatment for her injuries on the head and lower back.