Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, had his plea for medical consultation in Tihar jail turned down by the Delhi Rouse Avenue Court. The plea sought permission for Kejriwal to have 15 minutes of daily medical consultation with his doctor while his wife, Sunita Kejriwal, would be present.

The Court’s Decision

The special judge for CBI and ED cases, Kaveri Baweja, ruled against Kejriwal’s plea. Instead, the court directed the jail authorities to provide necessary medical treatment to Kejriwal. In cases requiring special consultation, the authorities were instructed to involve a medical board constituted by the AIIMS director, consisting of an endocrinologist and a diabetologist.

Kejriwal’s Plea Details

In his plea, Kejriwal, who is currently under judicial custody in a money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor excise policy, requested 15 minutes of medical consultation with Dr. Ravichandra Rao via video conference. He also asked for his wife, Sunita, to be allowed to join the call.

The plea highlighted Kejriwal’s participation in the ‘Insulin Reversal Programme’ under medical supervision, which led to the discontinuation of insulin administration. However, since his arrest on March 21, Kejriwal has been unable to follow the programme, resulting in the need to reinstate insulin administration to control his sugar levels.

Controversy Surrounding Kejriwal

A dispute arose over Kejriwal’s diabetes treatment and diet in Tihar jail. The jail authorities reported to Delhi LG VK Saxena that RML hospital doctors did not recommend insulin for Kejriwal. According to the authorities, Kejriwal’s blood sugar levels were not critical, and he was advised oral anti-diabetic drugs. However, members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged a conspiracy to harm Kejriwal, citing the refusal to provide insulin as evidence.

Dismissal of Extraordinary Interim Bail Plea

Earlier, the Delhi court dismissed a plea for “extraordinary interim bail” in all criminal cases against Kejriwal by the Enforcement Directorate and the State until the completion of his tenure. The plea, filed by a fourth-year law student under the name of ‘We the People of India’, was deemed “not maintainable” by the court. The petitioner was fined ₹75,000, and the court emphasized that it cannot grant extraordinary interim bail in pending cases against a person holding high office.

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court’s refusal of Arvind Kejriwal’s plea for medical consultation in Tihar jail has sparked debate and controversy. Despite Kejriwal’s efforts to seek medical assistance, the court upheld its decision, directing the jail authorities to ensure necessary medical treatment. The ongoing dispute over Kejriwal’s diabetes treatment adds complexity to the situation, with allegations of a conspiracy against the Delhi CM.

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