Navlakha moved the court urgently seeking check up: Maharashtra Govt. To Bombay HC

On Thursday, the Bombay High Court recorded Maharashtra government’s statement that it will take Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha to the Tata Memorial Centre Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer at Kharghar, Mumbai in order to examine a lump in his chest.

Lawyer of Navlakha submitted that considering there was a history of cancer in Navlakha’s family, there is an apprehension that the lump may be malignant and in order to examine the same, Navlakha moved the High Court for urgent relief.

He preferred Jaslok hospital as his sister works there and he will be comfortable getting examination there.

Further Additional Solicitor General stated that he has objection with the preference of petitioner.

Also it was pointed that he could be taken to a government hospital like TATA Memorial Centre for its cancer treatment.

The petitioner argued that Navlakha would be visiting the hospital at his own expense and there would be no financial burden on the State so there was no reason for opposition in the present case.

The Bench recorded Public Prosecutor Sangeeta Shinde’s statement that Navlakha would be taken for a medical examination on Friday.

It was stated by Navlakha that with 15 accused persons, chargesheet spanning over 30,000 pages and over 150 witnesses, to continue to subject him to incarceration till the end of the trial is completed, would be extremely unjust, harsh and cruel.

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