Former Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, presently under judicial custody in an alleged money laundering case, was admitted to ICU in South Mumbai after he complained of severe chest pain and high blood pressure.
“He was brought in with severe chest pain and a very high blood pressure of 180/120. Thus, we immediately shifted him to ICU. He is conscious but unstable. He will be shifted to JJ Hospital once his condition stabilises,” Rohan Sequeira, Associate Professor and Head of Medicine at multi-speciality Saint George Hospital, said.
Bhujbal was shifted to the government-run hospital reportedly from Arthur Road jail here where he has been lodged after his arrest last month under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The former PWD minister and his nephew and former MP Samir Bhujbal are in judicial custody till April 27.
The ED had filed two FIRs against Bhujbal, his son and nephew among others under the provisions of PMLA, based on Mumbai Police FIRs, to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan construction scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.