The former Labour Minister S.K. Kanta, who had been on an indefinite fast since May 2 in Gulbarga city along with several pourakarmikas demanding release of pending wages, was forcibly brought in an ambulance to the Government General Hospital here and later shifted to an undisclosed destination on Sunday.

For reasons best known to the district administration and the police, Mr. Kanta was forcibly shifted by policemen in plainclothes to Jewargi town, 50 km from Gulbarga city, instead of admitting him to the Government General Hospital or the Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital in the city.

At the government hospital in Jewargi, nobody was allowed to meet the former Minister.

According to doctors who attended on Mr. Kanta, there were no facilities to even check his blood sugar level.

The doctors, who did not wish to be named, said that Mr. Kanta did not cooperate with them. After 30 minutes in the hospital, Mr. Kanta was once again shifted to an undisclosed place.

Later, the ambulance accompanied by police personnel went towards Shahpur town in Yadgir district. Unconfirmed reports said that Mr. Kanta was likely to be shifted to Bangalore.