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Bhim Army chief, arrested in Daryaganj violence case, moves court seeking medical treatment

Police personnel detain a protestor taking part in a march demanding for the release of Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar Azad in New Delhi on December 27, 2019.

Police personnel detain a protestor taking part in a march demanding for the release of Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar Azad in New Delhi on December 27, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The application claimed that Chandrashekhar Azad was suffering from polucythemia, a disease of blood thickness

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, arrested in connection with violence in old Delhi’s Daryaganj area, moved a court on Monday through his lawyer seeking a direction to the jail authorities to provide him treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.

The application claimed that Mr. Azad was suffering from polucythemia, a disease of blood thickness, and “requires continuous checkup from the doctors concerned from AIIMS, who are supervising his treatment for a long time“.

If the treatment was not provided urgently to Mr. Azad, it might lead to cardiac arrest, the application moved through advocate Mehmood Pracha said.

It is likely to be taken up for hearing on Tuesday.

The plea sought a direction to the jail authorities or the Delhi government to provide medical treatment to Mr. Azad.

The Bhim Army chief was sent to judicial custody on December 21 by a Delhi court.

Mr. Azad’s outfit had organised a march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar against the amended Citizenship Act on Friday, despite not having police permission.

The marching protesters were stopped by police and paramilitary personnel near Delhi Gate, after which they turned violent and set a car on fire and damaged a few other vehicles. The police resorted to lathicharge and used a water cannon to control the situation.

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