KIADB scam accused breaks down in court

Sep 06, 2011, 08:57 IST | Imran Gowhar

Wheelchair-bound Srinivasa, accused with Katta family in multi-crore scam, pleads for court to allow admission in a private hospital for treatment; court turns down request

Managing Director of ITASKA software, S V Srinivasa, who is an accused along with the Katta family in the multi-crore Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) scam, was literally in tears before the Lokayukta court seeking its nod for medical treatment.

Katta Subramaniyam Naidu (left) are co-accused in the multi-crore
Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board scam. File pic

Birds of a feather: Managing Director of ITASKA software S V Srinivasa

A wheelchair bound Srinivasa proceeded to court in and ambulance and appeared before the judge along with Katta junior and a prison escort. Srinivasa stated that his health was deteriorating and he needed immediate treatment. He pleaded with the court to allow him to get admitted in a private hospital, since repeated requests to prison authorities failed to get him the required medical attention.

Taking his plea into consideration, the court directed the prison authorities to provide him the necessary treatment, but turned down his request for admission to a private hospital. The court told Srinivasa before adjourning the hearing to September 19 that it was the prerogative of the court to decide about his treatment.

Laid up
Katta Jagadish also accompanied Srinivasa and produced a medical exemption certificate for his father, who is currently lodged in Victoria Hospital jail ward. According to his plea, Katta Subramanya Naidu, who is
suffering from multiple ailments has been admitted as an in-patient at the hospital and hence could not attend court.

Still undecided
Meanwhile, Lakshmi Narayana, jail superintendent said that the authorities are yet to decide on Srinivasa'a medical treatment and the court's ruling was final. "I was out of station on official work and will carry out orders as directed by the court," he said.

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