HYDERABAD: Allowing a petition filed by Koneru Prasad, the key accused in the Emaar Properties-APIIC scam, seeking medical treatment, the special CBI court on Tuesday directed the superintendent of Chanchalguda Central Prison here to provide proper medical facilities to Prasad as per jail doctor’s suggestion at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).
After hearing the arguments from both the counsels, magistrate B Naga Maruthi Sharma directed the jail authorities to shift the accused to NIMS hospital for treatment.
``The superintendent of Chanchalguda Central Prison is directed to follow the jail manual and shift Prasad to NIMS hospital for proper medical checkup and better treatment as advised by the jail doctors,’’ the court said in its order.
Earlier, the CBI told the court that NIMS had the latest equipment to treat patients.
``Koneru Prasad needs only medical assistance from a neurosurgeon and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan for his ailment,’’ the CBI said and suggested to him to get such medical facilities from NIMS.
Prasad, currently lodged in the Chanchalguda Central Prison, stated in his petition filed on January 19 that he had been suffering from severe back pain and the prison authorities could not provide him proper medical facilities.
Based on the medical certificate issued by the doctors of the prison, he wanted to be shifted to a super-speciality hospital for treatment.
Stylish Homes staffer seeks bail
Tummala Ranga Rao, manager of Stylish Homes Private Limited, the marketing agent of Emaar MGF, filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail in the special CBI court.
Magistrate B Naga Maruthi Sharma posted the arguments to January 27 while asking the CBI to file a counter petition.
According to the CBI, Ranga Rao, the manager of Stylish Homes Pvt Ltd, had carried out the orders of Koneru Prasad, the sixth accused in the case.
Prasad, who represented Emaar Properties, Dubai, in AP, while dealing with the state government, brought in his own firm, Stylish Homes, as a sales agency to sell the villas and other properties on a commission basis.
Emaar Properties (PJSCDubai) had entered into an agreement with the AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) for developing more than 500 acres at Manikonda.