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Shahabuddin shared cell with Covid positive inmate, his lawyers had told court his life at risk  

Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who handed away on Saturday morning battling Covid-19, was lodged within the high-risk ward in Tihar Jail the place he was sharing his cell with an inmate who had examined constructive for Covid.

On April 28, Shahabuddin’s attorneys, senior advocates Salman Khurshid and Randhir Kumar had argued his writ petition earlier than Justice Pratibha M Singh within the Delhi Excessive Court docket, asking that instructions to guard his life, monitor his well being, and permit a cell phone be issued in order that he might keep up a correspondence along with his relations.

The attorneys instructed the courtroom that Shahabuddin was lodged with the man inmate regardless of the latter testing constructive for Covid in early April. “… Inspite of his being Covid constructive, the applicant was saved in the identical cell by the jail authorities realizing concerning the fatality charge of this illness, no separate association was made by the jail authorities for the petitioner and inspite of repeated requests, he was impelled to share the identical cell with the Covid-19 affected person and this fashion, the jail authorities have endangered the lifetime of the petitioner,” the attorneys mentioned.

Shahabuddin examined constructive for the virus on April 19 and was shifted to DDU Hospital for remedy on April 20.

The Excessive Court docket, in its order on April 28, had ordered that Shahabuddin be “supervised repeatedly by a physician in order that there isn’t a menace to his life”.”

He was additionally allowed to speak with any member of his household to tell them of his medical situation, and as well as, if required, the courtroom mentioned {that a} senior physician might additionally do a tele-consultation with him.

The attorneys of the petitioner had additionally instructed the courtroom that “medicines required for the remedy of Covid-19 will not be obtainable out there or within the hospital and because of the different co-morbid illnesses corresponding to excessive sugar and blood strain, the lifetime of the petitioner is at risk”.

His attorneys additionally instructed the courtroom that Shahabuddin was a “sufferer of political rivalry” and expressed the apprehension that his life “could be put intentionally at risk by the authorities” and that “manipulation couldn’t be dominated out”.

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