Former state minister Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested for alleged money laundering, yesterday told the Bombay High Court that he is suffering from a critical heart ailment and sought bail for treatment. Bhujbal approached the HC seeking to be released on bail considering his medical condition after a special PMLA court rejected his bail plea.
Senior counsel Amit Desai, appearing for Bhujbal, argued that the NCP leader was suffering from a terminal illness which needs immediate and a specific line of treatment. “His (Bhujbal) health condition is critical and needs to be dealt with at the earliest. He is suffering from a terminal illness,” Desai said.
He added that since past 25 years Bhujbal has also been suffering from various other ailments like diabetes, bronchal asthma, hyper-tension and has also undergone surgeries.