People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case, has been shifted to a city-based eye hospital for treatment for his deteriorating vision.
The Karnataka government shifted Mr. Maudany to Dr. Agarwal Hospital on Bannerghatta Road on Thursday following a Supreme Court direction.
Mr. Maudany had approached the Supreme Court with the latest medical report, seeking respite.
Mr. Maudany, who has lost vision in his right eye, had approached the court seeking a direction to allow him to get treatment for his left eye. The medical report stated that there was severe damage to Mr. Maudany’s left eye owing to lack of follow-up treatment. There were chances of irreparable injury if immediate action was not taken, the report submitted to the court stated. It prescribed immediate surgery and use of a certain type of injection.
On Thursday, Mr. Maudany was shifted to the hospital amid tight security by armed police personnel from the City Armed Reserve and the jurisdictional Mico Layout Police. Mr. Maudany was accompanied by his wife as per the court direction.
Doctors who began the treatment said the vision in Mr. Maudany’s left eye had deteriorated further, and he was being administered injections. Mr. Maudany will be under observation till the doctors decide upon the surgery by Monday.
Deputy Inspector-General of Prison V.S. Raja said the Prison Department had complied with the court orders, and Mr. Maudany had been shifted to hospital for treatment with necessary security arrangements.