The episode of MP K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju took another curious turn on Monday when the Supreme Court ordered him to be immediately taken to the Army Hospital in Secunderabad for medical examination and held pending further orders.
Ramakrishna Raju, a Lok Sabha member of the ruling YSR Congress Party, is currently on pre-trial detention in a CID-registered case against him for allegedly promoting dissatisfaction with the state government and delivering hate speech.
The order to send Mr Raju to the Army Hospital was issued by an Apex judicial bank that included Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai, who were pending the matter by May 21 for further hearing on the MP’s special leave request on bail Rejected by the AP High Court on May 15.
The High Court had denied the MP’s request for bail and said he was free to appeal to VI. Contact additional junior civil judge Guntur for relief. However, he was detained for 14 days.
After hearing the arguments of Mukul Rohatgi and B. Adinarayana Rao, and Dushyant Dave and others appearing for the state on behalf of Mr. Raju, the Supreme Court ordered that Mr. Raju be appointed by a medical panel of three doctors Secunderabad must be examined Army Hospital in the presence of a judicial officer appointed by the Chief Justice of the Telangana Supreme Court.
The period of his admission to the above hospital will be treated as custody. The medical examination process must be videotaped and a report submitted to the Telangana Supreme Court in a sealed envelope for delivery to the Supreme Court.