KOZHIKODE: DYFI district joint secretary M Varun Bhaskar, the first accused in the case related to the attack on a dharna organised by the Azhimathi Virudha Janakeeya Munnani (AVJM), has raked up a major controversy following reports that he was allegedly given treatment in the Kozhikode Medical College violating jail norms.
Varun, who has been remanded in judicial custody, is the son of former Mayor M Bhaskaran. Following the controversy, District Jail authorities have asked the Kozhikode Medical College Superintendent to shift Varun to the prisoners’ cell.
Jail authorities said that his stay in the third ward of the hospital had violated the norms from the fact that his wife, party activists and others were allowed to see him in the hospital without prior permission.
He was also served food by his wife in the hospital which is not allowed under the law. Only police personnel or hospital authorities are allowed to give food to a person in custody and the accused should be admitted only to the prisoners cell, jail sources said. Varun was hospitalised following fever on last Saturday.
He was among 18 DYFI leaders and activists who were arrested for barging into a dharna organised by the AVJM in protest against a harassment case filed by CPM Councillor K Sini against its convenor K P Vijayakumar and others on Mananchira premises on June 30.