‘Saibaba’s health worsening’

June 02, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:29 am IST - New Delhi

Delegation seeks NHRC intervention

A delegation headed by Delhi University Professor G. N. Saibaba’s wife Vasantha Kumari on Thursday sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure proper medical care for the jailed academic.

Stomach ache

The condition of Saibaba, currently lodged at anda cell of Nagpur Central Jail, was “deteriorating day by day”, the delegation told the NHRC. He is unable to urinate and his stomach ache had worsened, Ms. Kumari wrote in the letter submitted to the NHRC here.

Saibaba was sentenced to life along with five others for links with Maoists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in March.

“It’s a matter of grave concern that his health is deteriorating day by day. Before his arrest, Saibaba was undergoing treatment at Rockland Hospital in the Capital,” the letter stated, adding that the doctors there had advised surgery for removal of his gall bladder.

‘No medical care’

“It has been over 10 weeks since his arrest on March 7. The jail authorities haven’t been providing him any medical care,” Ms. Kumari alleged. Delhi University Teachers’ Association president Nandita Narain, activist Kalyani Menon Sen and National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled secretary Muralidharan were part of the delegation.

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