Chidambaram admitted to AIIMS after he complains of abdominal pain, discharged

Congress leader P Chidambaram, an accused in the INX media corruption case, has been in Tihar jail since September 6 this year.

Written by October 28, 2019 20:26

New Delhi: Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is currently in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, was taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, following complaints of abdominal pain.

Mr. Chidambaram was brought to the AIIMS around 5-30 p.m. and shifted to a VIP private room for thorough medical examination by a team of doctors, said a hospital official.

He is now stable and has been discharged. Earlier in the day, Chidambaram was also taken to the RML Hospital.

Chidambaram, an accused in the INX media corruption case, has been in Tihar jail since September 6 this year.

As per the direction of the court, Chidambaram’s health check-up will be done at AIIMS if needed. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar had passed this direction while sending him in ED remand till October 30.

His counsel, senior advocate Kapil Sibal had earlier sought two days interim relief for Chidambaram to send him to Hyderabad on medical grounds, however, it was not allowed by the court.

Sibal had stated that Chidambaram is seriously suffering from acute pain in stomach and he urgently needs medical treatment from Hyderabad as Chidambaram got relief from there only some years ago. Later, court refused to grant relief in this prayer and directed the ED to take him to the AIIMS for any health problem, if needed. (ANI)