Mumbai HC slams ED, prison authorities on Hasan Ali's health

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Mumbai, Jun 7: The Bombay High Court has slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the state government and the Arthur Road prison authorities where India's biggest tax defaulter Hasan Ali is housed presently for their shoddy treatment of him with regards to his health. Hasan Ali is involved in cases related to money laundering and tax evasion.

Justices B H Marlapalle and U D Salvi directed the jail superintendent to send Hasan Ali to the St. George hospital for timely medical check up and treatment on Tuesday. He was earlier taken to the state-run J J Hospital following orders from the vacation bench of the High Court. Hasan Ali required immediate medical attention for his failing health that included renal problems, liver sclerosis and diabetes. The doctors from JJ Hospital had claimed that Hasan Ali was fine and declined the need to be admitted.

Hasan Ali's advocate, I A Bagaria argued in court, “How can J J hospital report say Hasan is fine when doctors from St George hospital say that he needs urgent treatment? Hasan was taken to St George by the ED when he was in their custody."

Justice Marlapalle taking cognizance of the doctor's report and hearing Bagaria's submissions stated, “Isn't it ED's responsibility to assure that Hasan is kept in good health? The agency might require him later for investigations. We need to see to it that he is healthy. We direct the superintendent of St George's hospital to ensure all medical tests are carried out and in case if required he may be hospitalized."

Hasan Ali was taken to the J J hospital on May 28, 31, June 2 and June 4 after court's directives.

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