Seelampur violence: Court asks jail officials reason of not furnishing medical reports of 2 accused

A Delhi court on Monday issued a notice to Mandoli Jail authorities to explain the reason for not furnishing medical reports of two of the 14 people arrested in connection with violent protests against the amended citizenship act in Seelampur here.

Additional District Judge Brijesh Garg, who had earlier directed the jail authorities to submit by Monday the medical reports of the two accused, asked the officials to explain the reason by Tuesday for their failure to give the reports.

The court, which was hearing the bail plea of accused Yusuf Ali on medical grounds, had asked the authorities to file his medical report by December 30. Ali along with other accused is lodged in Mandoli prison.

Meanwhile, the court has also reserved an order on bail pleas of two other accused Sajid and Daniyal for Tuesday.

On December 27, advocates Zakir Raza and Abdul Gaffar, appearing for Ali, had told the court that he suffered from hypothyroidism due to which he was getting regular fits in Mandoli Jail.

Perusing the medical certificate of Ali submitted by his counsel, the court had noted that the accused was already in judicial custody on December 23 and asked how the doctor could issue the certificate without seeing the patient.

The counsel for the accused had said Ali was being treated by the doctor for a long time for his ailment and hence, he was aware of his medical condition.

The court was also hearing the bail plea of another accused Moinuddin who has sought bail on the ground that he needed immediate surgery owing to injuries sustained allegedly during the violent protests.

It had directed the jail authorities to file the medical report of Moinuddin as well.

When the judge had asked Moinuddin’s counsel the cause of his injuries, the advocate replied that the wounds were allegedly due to lathi-charge on him.

To this, the police had said that he injured himself while hurling a petrol bomb during the protests.

The court had sent 14 people arrested in connection with violent protests at Seelampur area of north-east Delhi against the Citizenship Amendment Act to 14-day judicial custody.

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