TN: Maoist leader Vivek gets medical care

Published: 23rd June 2012 07:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2012 07:39 AM   |  A+A-

Maoist leader Vivek had been admitted for treatment at the Cuddalore headquarters government hospital on Friday, following the Madras High Court order. Tight police security had been given to the hospital.

Vivek had been lodged in Cuddalore prison. He is on an indefinite hunger strike pressing for nine demands. He began the hunger strike on June 6 and has been continuing for more than two weeks.

Three days ago, DIG prisons Duraisamy, Cuddalore district collector Rajendra Ratnoo and jail superintendent Shanmuga Sundharam held talks with him in the prison, with an aim to end his hunger strike, but failed. Vivek was firm on his demands and reportedly said that he would end his fast only all the demands were met.

The prison administration has been monitoring his health and he has been forcibly administered glucose in the prison, considering his health condition. Meanwhile, Cuddalore Old Town police also registered a suicide attempt case against Vivek based on a complaint given by the deputy jailer on Tuesday.

Following the Madras High Court order that directed the prison administration to admit Vivek to the government hospital for treatment, he was taken to the Cuddalore hospital on Friday morning.

The hospital is now under tight security and surveillance of intelligence personnel of the State and the Central governments.

Visitors are being allowed into the block, where Vivek is admitted, after security checks.

Vivek’s lawyers met him in the evening at the hospital.

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