A panel of doctors from the JJ Hospital yesterday submitted a report to the Bombay High Court, describing the condition of former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal as "stable".
Bhujbal, arrested on money laundering charges by Enforcement Directorate, has sought bail on medical grounds. Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi adjourned till June 8 the hearing on the bail petition, after Bhujbal's lawyer Amit Desai sought time to seek opinion of a private doctor, on the report submitted by the doctors' panel.
Prosecutor Purnima Kantharia opposed the plea for bail saying Bhujbal had got medication and treatment as per the doctors' advise and his condition was stable.
Bhujbal, (69) said in the petition that he suffers from diabetes, blood pressure, chronic asthma and blockages in heart among other things, so he be released on bail. Responding to the development, Bhujbal, in a statement, said "How many false cases is the government going to file against me? While filing cases against us, care was taken to apply sections due to which we won't get bail."
"Our rivals are making efforts to see that the Bhujbals' lives end before it is proved in court that we are not guilty," it added.