Court rejects bail to Katta, permits to undergo treatment

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 Katta Subramanaya Naidu
Bangalore, Oct 17: A court here today (Oct 17) rejected the bail plea of former Karnataka minister Katta Subramanaya Naidu, an accused in a land scam, filed on health grounds, but permitted him to avail treatment in any hospital in the country.

Lokayukta Special Court Judge NK Sudhindra Rao declined bail to Naidu, who has been in Judicial Custody since August eight for his alleged involvement in Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board land scam.

The Judge, however, gave permission to Naidu the right to procure necessary treatment for cancer in any hospital of his choice, either private or Government in Bangalore or elsewhere in the country.

Slapping stringent conditions, the Judge said the treatment should be under guard and surveillance and even the place of treatment in the hospital be guarded by jail officials or police staff.

In case the presence of security personnel caused inconvenience to private hospital management, those drafted for security could be in plain clothes.

The judge said it is necessary to mention that humanity demands that a person, whether an accused or not, is entitled for medical care and attention.

Naidu, who has been suffering from lymphoma cancer has moved the court praying that he be granted bail and undergo treatment of the ailment.

The Lok Ayukta court and Karnataka High Court had rejected Naidu's bail plea earlier.

PTI

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