Deepak Kochhar.

The particular PMLA court docket on Tuesday sought a report from the jail authorities of Taloja Jail on a plea by former ICICI Bank managing director Chanda Kochhar’s husband Deepak Kochhar. Deepak Kochhar requested to be shifted to a personal hospital for post-Covid-19 care.

Kochhar is presently lodged in Taloja Jail after being remanded to judicial custody. He had, final week, approached the particular court docket by his attorneys Vijay Agrawal and Aashul Agrawal and requested to be shifted to a personal hospital

In his plea, Kochhar said that he “suffered from an extremely severe and prolonged bout of Covid-19 lasting more than three weeks, with many additional complications including prolonged and severe infection which has impacted the entire body, including lungs, muscles, joints and immune system.”

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“Applicant is still suffering from prolonged effects of Covid infection, has been advised rest for two weeks, and is under medication of various drugs. Going into the jail will not be safe for the health of the Applicant and his life. Covid-19 caused by Sars-CoV-2 is a relatively new disease, with fresh information being known on a dynamic basis about the natural history of the disease, especially in terms of post-recovery. It is submitted that even a mild Covid-19 infection can leave patients sick for months after testing negative,” reads the appliance.

The plea was heard on Tuesday, whereby Enforcement Directorate (ED) responded that the appliance can’t be determined and not using a report from the jail division. Considering this, the particular court docket has referred to as for a report from jail. The plea is scheduled for listening to on Wednesday.

Kochhar was arrested by ED on September 7 on expenses of cash laundering. He was later remanded to ED custody until September 19. Meanwhile, Kochchar examined optimistic for Covid-19 on September 14. Hence his ED custody was suspended and he was despatched to judicial custody. Kochhar was discharged on October 13 and was remanded to ED custody. The particular court docket had remanded him to judicial custody on October 17.


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