Jailed West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday was shifted from the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar, ANI reported.
#WATCH | West Bengal Minister and former Education Minister of the state, Partha Chatterjee, arrives at Bhubaneswar airport along with ED officials. To be taken to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. pic.twitter.com/Rw7eBYkGsP
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Chatterjee was hospitalised on Saturday evening, hours after he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the agency’s investigation into the alleged teacher recruitment scam in the state School Service Commission in 2018.
He was admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital after he had complained of uneasiness on the orders of a local magistrate court.
On Sunday, the Enforcement Directorate approached the Calcutta High Court claiming that moving Chatterjee to a state-run hospital was not in accordance with the law.
The court then directed the agency to transfer Chatterjee to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar during a special hearing.
Justice Bibek Chaudhuri observed that the court’s experience with regard to the role of doctors attached to the SSKM hospital has not been satisfactory, Live Law reported.
“In recent past, more than one high ranking political leaders belonging to the ruling political party [Trinamool Congress] were arrested or directed to appear before the investigating authority for interrogation…