Courts Update Jammu and Kashmir High Court directs medical college to...

Jammu and Kashmir High Court directs medical college to set up team of experts to check murder accused’s ailments


Jammu & Kashmir Aug 31(ILNS): The Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently directed the Principal Government Medical College, Jammu to constitute a medical board for the examination of murder accused Geeta Devi in view of the ailments she has claimed to be suffering from and has cited as grounds for bail.

The single-judge bench comprised of Justice Rajnesh Oswal has passed this order disposing of an application for grant of bail primarily on health grounds. It is stated in the application that the petitioner is 51 years of age and was arrested on April 23, 2020, and since then, she has been lodged at District Jail, Amphalla.

It is further stated that the petitioner has a serious heart ailment, which has the potential of being fatal if not attended to and cared for properly. The petitioner has been falling into depression and with each passing day, her health condition is deteriorating.

The Court noted that the petitioner had earlier filed a bail application before the trial court but the same was rejected vide order dated April 16, 2021, and now the petitioner has approached the High Court. The petitioner placed on record her health status report.

Rahul Bharti, Senior Counsel for the petitioner, argued that the petitioner is suffering from a heart ailment as well as severe depression, so she is entitled to bail.

Government advocate Bhanu Jasrotia, appearing with Aseem Sawhney, Additional Advocate General, contended that the petitioner cannot be enlarged on bail as she has been facing trial for the commission of murder and she was the main conspirator and further that the petitioner is not suffering from any disease for which the treatment is not available in the Jail.

After hearing the counsels for respective parties, the Court observed that the admitted fact is that the petitioner has been facing trial for the commission of offense under Section 302, 120-B, 429 IPC, and 3/25/27 Arms Act.

The health status report placed on record by the respondents reveals that the petitioner is suffering from dyspnea on exertion with increased blood pressure. The petitioner underwent CAG (Coronary Angiography) on October 23, 2020, which showed normal coronaries with decreased blood flow. The petitioner has advised medicines with a review from the cardiologist. The petitioner has started showing features of depression that include unexplained excessive crying, palpitation, loss of sleep, etc., and further, she is being given regular counseling, further observed by the Court.

“Be that as it may, from the record, it is evident that the petitioner is suffering from the heart ailment as also from the depression. As the petitioner is facing trial for the commission of an offense under Sections 302, 120-B, 429 IPC and 3/25/27 Arms Act, so the petitioner cannot be enlarged on bail, however, taking into consideration the health status of the petitioner, this Court deems it proper to direct the Principal Government Medical College, Jammu to constitute a Medical Board for the examination of the petitioner in view of the ailments being suffered by the petitioner and Superintendent District Jail, Amphalla shall provide treatment to the petitioner as shall be prescribed by the Medical Board,” the order reads./ILNS/SS/SNG


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Allahabad High Court says two adults have right to choose their matrimonial partner irrespective of religion

Allahabad Sept 17 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court on Thursday said that two adults have the right...

Delhi High Court seeks response from Delhi Police Commissioner on plea on crackers licence

New Delhi Sept 17 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, sought response from the Commissioner of...

Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, Defence Ministry on plea challenging curbs on strike by defence personnel

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre and...

Allahabad High Court directs shifting of monkeys to forest within three months for creating upheaval in Varanasi city

Allahabad Sept 16 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court has directed to shift the monkeys who created upheaval in Varanasi city,...

Madhya Pradesh High Court disposes of PIL seeking legal action against illegal medical practitioners in Shahdol district

Bhopal Sept 16 (ILNS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a PIL seeking legal action...

CJI Ramana hauls up Centre over forced retirement of NCLAT chairperson

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Thursday came down heavily on...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you