But permits him to take treatment at two private hospitals at his cost, with police escort

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday refused to grant bail to Abdul Nazir Maudany, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast case. However, the court permitted him to get medical treatment for his ailments at two private hospitals at his cost while being in judicial custody, with police escort.

Justice H.N. Nagamohan Das passed the order while dismissing his petitions seeking bail on medical reasons.

The court said Mr. Maudany could take treatment at the Soukhya International Holistic Health Centre, Whitefield, and Agarwal’s Super-speciality Eye Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, at his cost.

The High Court did not accept the allegation of Mr. Maudany that the authorities disobeyed the Supreme Court order for providing proper treatment to him and hence vision in his left eye had reduced. He has already lost vision in the right eye. He has coronary artery disease, cervical spondylosis, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic neuropathy, among other ailments.

Going through the details of treatment provided to him by the State on which Rs. 9 lakh was spent, Mr. Justice Das said the accused was treated at the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Karnataka Institute of Dialectology, Minto Eye Hospital, NIMHANS, Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Soukhya Health Centre, Kottakkal Ayurveda Hospital and Narayana Netralaya.

“It is manifest that there is no disobedience of direction given by the Supreme Court. Proper medical treatment has been extended to him and there is no negligence,” the court said.

This is the second time the High Court is rejecting his plea for release on bail.

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