Specific ailments will be dealt with after a week, say prison sources
Coimbatore: A four-member team from an Ayurvedic treatment centre here on Wednesday began treating serial blasts case undertrial Abdul Nasser Maudhany in the Coimbatore Central Prison.
For the first seven days, he would be put through an oil application process.
Treatment for specific ailments would begin after a week, prison sources said.
Mr. Maudhany is said to be suffering from high blood sugar, blood pressure and disc prolapse.
His right leg was injured in a blast in Kerala and amputated. It was replaced with an artificial limb. Citing serious weight loss and ailments, he had sought bail/parole before the trial court, the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court.
Mr. Maudhany had also sought bail to visit Kerala for replacing the artificial limb, getting Ayurvedic treatment, besides appearing before various courts in connection with cases pending against him. But, after the Kerala Government expressed apprehensions of breach of law and order, in 2002 the Tamil Nadu Government promulgated a movement restriction order on him. It said his presence in Coimbatore was a must for ensuring speedy progress in the blasts case.
The Kerala-based Peoples' Democratic Party leader was arrested by the Kerala police at Kochi on March 31, 1998 and taken into custody by the Tamil Nadu police in the serial blasts case. Recently, Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achutanandan met his Tamil Nadu counterpart M. Karunanidhi in Chennai and sought medical aid and bail for Mr. Maudhany on humanitarian ground.
The Tamil Nadu Government promised medical aid and left the issue of bail to the discretion of judiciary.
Even as the Government directed the administration to explore the possibilities and facilities available for treating Mr. Maudhany at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, he wrote to the Government asking for Ayurvedic treatment.