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Hasan Ali seriously ill, says lawyer; jailor says he is fine

October 29, 2011 19:46 IST

The lawyer of Hasan Ali Khan, currently lodged in Arthur Road Jail in a money laundering case, on Saturday said the Pune-based stud farm owner has suffered a paralytic attack.

"I had gone to jail to take his signature on a petition when I found that his right leg and hand were not functioning. Khan says he suffered a paralytic attack. Strangely, the doctors in the jail have administered an injection instead of rushing him to the hospital," Khan's lawyer I P Bagadia said.

Jail authorities rubbished the claim that Khan has suffered a paralytic stroke.

"As per sessions court orders, Khan is taken to state-run J J Hospital (every day) since the last four days. Today also, he was taken to the hospital for two hours from 10.30 am. He walked easily and if he was not well, doctors would have admitted him to the hospital," said Arthur Road Jail Superintendent A C Rane.

Khan is facing charges of stashing away billions of dollars in foreign banks and has been slapped with a demand notice of close to Rs 70,000 crore by the Income Tax department.

The court had ordered jail authorities to take Khan to hospital for check-ups on a regular basis as he was unwell but the police were not abiding by the orders, Bagadia alleged.

"If the police behave in this way, then Khan will not survive for more than a month. He immediately requires medical attention," Bagadia claimed.

The lawyer said an application would be moved in the sessions court on Monday, seeking directions to the police to provide immediate medical treatment to Khan.

"If required, we will also move a higher court and inform human rights organisations about the apathy of the police towards Khan," Bagadia said.

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