A Delhi court on Monday, 25 July, directed authorities in the Tihar Jail to provide a medical report of Khalid Saifi, who has been charged for his alleged role in the 2020 Delhi riots.
This comes after Saifi’s counsel filed an application stating that his client was suffering from “high fever, high sugar, and diarrhea” news agency PTI reported.
A bench led by Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat asked the jail superintendent to submit the report by Wednesday.
Saifi has been charged under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Arms Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, and the Indian Penal Code in connection with the Delhi riots.
He was denied bail by the city’s Karkardooma Court on 8 April. Subsequently, the accused filed an appeal in the High Court, which is yet to be heard by a bench.
‘Saifi Not Being Given Medical Attention in Jail,’ Claims Wife
Saifi’s wife Nargis said in a video on 23 July that her husband’s health was deteriorating and that he wasn’t being given medical attention by the jail authorities.
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