The Supreme Court on Friday granted AAP leader Satyendar Jain an interim bail for six weeks on medical grounds with conditions. He cannot leave Delhi without permission and cannot make any statement before the media, the court said.

Jain has been allowed by the apex court to undergo treatment in a hospital of his choice, and asked him to produce medical records by July 10.

Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Jain, said the former minister has lost 35 kg and is suffering with a spine problem.

Additional Solicitor G SV Raju, appearing for the ED, sought Jain’s examination by a panel of doctors at the AIIMS or Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here and said that if the medical reports suggest treatment, then the probe agency will not oppose it.

The Enforcement Directorate arrested Jain on May 30 last year under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The ED case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) complaint registered on the allegation that Satyender Jain had acquired movable properties in the name of various persons from February 14, 2015, to May 31, 2017, which he could not satisfactorily account for.

The jailed AAP leader was admitted to an ICU at a government hospital in New Delhi on Thursday after he collapsed in the prison due to dizziness, prompting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to target the Centre over his deteriorating health.The former Delhi minister was first admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital and later shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital due to breathing problems.

Sources in the AAP had said that Jain was shifted to the ICU of the LNJP Hospital and he was “critically ill”.

“His medical condition is being investigated,” a hospital source told PTI and added that doctors are constantly monitoring his condition.
This was the second time in a week that the former minister was taken to hospital. Jain has been in Tihar jail since his arrest by the ED in connection with a money laundering case in May last year.

The former minister collapsed in a bathroom of the Tihar Jail due to dizziness. Earlier too Jain had fallen in the bathroom and had a serious spinal injury, the AAP said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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