Rakesh Wadhawan’s bail application rejected on medical grounds in PMC Bank fraud case

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of ​​businessman Rakesh Wadhawan on medical grounds. The Wadhawans are in jail for money laundering in the multi-crore Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) fraud case.

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The Wadhawans, the founder of Housing Development Infrastructure Limited (HDIL), were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case in December 2019.

A single bench of Justice Nitin Sambre said the request by the Wadhawans for their temporary immediate release on medical grounds is “not justified”.

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The court said the refusal to grant bail on medical grounds was not in any case a violation of the fundamental right to life of the Wadhawans as proper treatment was provided to them by the state prison authorities as and when required.

The Wadhawans recently underwent a pacemaker surgery. He had requested for bail so that he is discharged from the KEM hospital run by the Mumbai civic body and transferred to a private hospital on bail. The Wadhawans are undergoing treatment while in judicial custody at KEM Hospital.

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