The Madras High Court Bench here has asked a team of doctors from the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here to examine the condition of a DMK functionary, currently in police custody.

B. Kalaivani, the wife of Bose Muthaiah, a DMK functionary, moved the court alleging that the Subramaniyapuram police registered a false criminal complaint against her husband due to political rivalry. Mr Bose is the councillor of ward number 61 in Madurai Corporation.

The police arrested Mr Bose on April 23 from his house, she said.

Mr Bose was produced before the Judicial Magistrate court and was remanded to police custody for offences under Sections 448, 392, 397 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, the petitioner added.

According to Mrs Kalaivani, her husband was ‘brutally attacked’ by the deputy commissioner of police before being produced at the judicial magistrate court.

The judicial magistrate, in his remand order, directed the police to produce her husband at the GRH for medical treatment, she stated.

However, the police did not provide medical assistance for her husband, she contended.

Assistance sought

In her petition, Mrs Kalaivani prayed that her husband should be provided medical assistance in the GRH or any other specialised hospital.

The counsel appearing for the police denied the allegations and stated that Mr Bose was not assaulted by the police.

Justice K.K. Sasidharan, in his order, issued directions that a team of doctors from the GRH should visit the prison, examine Mr Bose and submit a report on the medical examination before the judicial magistrate.

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