Coimbatore Blast case convict shifted to CMCH
By Express News Service | Published: 17th July 2017 07:21 AM |
COIMBATORE: THE 1998 Coimbatore bomb blast and Madurai murder convict, I Abuthakir, who being treated in a private hospital here since 2012, was shifted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Saturday evening.
On Friday, the Madras High Court had passed an interim order directing the Prison Department to shift him to CMCH as his treatment for renal failure had been completed in the private hospital around one year ago. On Saturday at 6 pm, he was taken from the private hospital and admitted to CMCH at 6.30 pm. Abuthakir is now in the CMCH intermediate care ward for other health complications.
At the CMCH, a full-body check-up will be done. He will be treated later for other complications. “His twice-a-week dialysis will continue, based on expert opinion. We are yet to decide on discharging him,” said a CMCH official.
Meanwhile, the High Court has directed the private hospital to submit pending bills to the court, as it had claimed that the Prison Department had pay it Rs 20 lakh for treating Abuthakir.
Abuthakir was convicted in the Coimbatore 1998 bomb blast case and sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment, which he has completed. He was also found guilty of murdering Madurai Central Prison Assistant Jailer Jayaprakash, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The convict’s brother, Sikandar Basha of South Ukkadam has reportedly filed a petition for Abuthakir premature release, citing his health conditions. The petition is pending.