Saibaba wants treatment at Delhi, Hyderabad

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2019 10:04:58



Staff Reporter,

HC seeks Govt response

After his medical examination at Super Specialty Hospital on December 26 by privet doctors of his choice, dreaded naxal ideologue G N Saibaba has now urged the High Court to allow him to take treatment either at Delhi or Hyderabad.  According to an application moved by Saibaba, Dr Gopinath, an interventional cardiologist from Khammam, who examined him two weeks ago, had recommended further treatment either at Delhi or Hyderabad.

A division bench consisting of Justice P N Deshmukh and Justice Rohit Deo while hearing the application, directed the State Government to file reply in two weeks. Based on intelligence inputs and confidential reports secured from security agencies, the State Government had objected to inclusion of two private doctors with close links to naxal movement to treat Saibaba.

Taking serious cognisance of apprehensions raised by prosecution backed by vigilance report, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court also put very stringent conditions including CCTV surveillance of entire examination and presence of Government doctors during entire time.
During earlier round of hearing, the prosecution had also placed on record a plan hatched by anti-national naxals to take Saibaba to Telangana for treatment and then free him from police custody by hook or crook.

Last year, a Sessions Court at Gadchiroli had convicted Saibaba for life for sedition and for being member of the banned anti-national Maoist organisation and for waging war against India with an oblique motive to overpower democratically elected Government.

In his bail plea, Saibaba had cited his physical infirmity and deteriorating health conditions as primary reasons for seeking bail and had extensively cited the order passed by Bombay High Court which had granted him temporary bail, after its initial rejection by Nagpur bench. Saibaba had sought permission to avail treatment at Telangana, but prosecution strongly opposed the move  while producing on record a communication from naxal organisation revealing
game plan to free Saibaba once he was allowed to go out of Maharashtra.