BJP's Goel takes ambulance to Kejriwal's house after Delhi CM sought bail extension on medical grounds

The police, however, stopped the ambulance and Goel en route to the chief minister's official residence in Civil Lines here.
Former union minister Vijay Goel leaves for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence with a team of medics to mock the latter's plea seeking extension of his interim bail on medical grounds, in New Delhi, Saturday, June 1, 2024.
Former union minister Vijay Goel leaves for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence with a team of medics to mock the latter's plea seeking extension of his interim bail on medical grounds, in New Delhi, Saturday, June 1, 2024.

NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader Vijay Goel on Saturday sent an ambulance to take Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to hospital for medical tests after the AAP leader claimed he might be suffering from some serious aliments.

Kejriwal moved the Supreme Court on May 26 seeking extension of his interim bail by seven days on the grounds that he has to undergo some medical tests, including a PET-CT scan.

He claimed in his plea that he lost seven kilogrammes in jail and that his ketone levels are "too high", a possible indicator of a serious ailment.

The police, however, stopped the ambulance and Goel en route to the chief minister's official residence in Civil Lines here.

The top court had on May 10 granted 21-day interim bail to Kejriwal, who was arrested in a money laundering case linked to the excise policy scam, to enable him to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.

It had directed that Kejriwal, who is also the AAP national convenor, shall surrender on June 2, a day after the last phase of the seven-phase poll gets over.

Goel alleged that Kejriwal was "creating drama" by citing health issues to gain people's sympathy. "This ambulance was to take Kejriwal to any hospital where all his tests can be done within two to four hours," he told reporters.

The former Union minister said the chief minister should stop "drama" and go with him for tests if he was concerned about his health.

Previously, AAP leader and minister Atishi claimed in a press conference that Kejriwal lost 7 kgs of weight and his ketone level was also high and doctors said it could be symptom of problem with his kidneys or even cancer.

A Delhi court is likely to hear later in the day an application moved by the chief minister seeking interim bail.

The Supreme Court registry on Wednesday refused urgent listing of his plea seeking extension of his interim bail by seven days for undergoing the medical tests, saying since Kejriwal was given liberty to move the trial court for regular bail, the plea was not maintainable.

The chief minister had sought an extension of his interim bail to undergo a host of medical tests, including a PET-CT scan, in view of "sudden and unexplained weight loss coupled with high ketone levels," which are indicative of kidney, serious cardiac ailments and even cancer.

Former union minister Vijay Goel leaves for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence with a team of medics to mock the latter's plea seeking extension of his interim bail on medical grounds, in New Delhi, Saturday, June 1, 2024.
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