Vision loss: Pre-arrest bail plea of Trust Chairman rejected

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Moga, Aug 28 (UNI) A local court today rejected the pre-arrest bail application of Chairman of a charitable hospital where nine people lost their vision after being operated at an eye camp last month.

Additional Sessions Judge B S Sandhu rejected the plea of Harvinder Singh, chairman Guru Ramdass Charitable Trust and Hospital where nine patients had developed infection leading to vision loss after undergoing eye surgery on July 16 last month.

After hearing the arguments of both sides, the court rejected the plea noting that since the probe was still continuing into serious allegations against the accused, there was a need for custodial investigation.

Deputy Commissioner Satwant Singh Johal, on the basis of magisterial enquiry, had directed the police to register a case against five persons including Harvinder Singh Chairman of the hospital trust, two doctors Amjad Khan and Khurshid Ahmad Khan who conducted the eye surgery and some staff members besides two doctors of Moga civil hospital, who allegedly gave the hospital nod to function.

The police had booked the accused under section 430, 338 and also under Indian Medical Council Act for alleged negligence.

So far no arrest were made in the case despite police making raids as far as Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, where the two doctors had reportedly pursued the medical studies.


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