Former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested for involvement in scams involving the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi and at Kalina, Mumbai, has been sent back to Arthur Road jail from JJ Hospital.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader was sent back to prison following a lower court order and rejection of bail plea by the Bombay High Court.
A special court on Wednesday directed Bhujbal to be transferred from the state-run JJ Hospital to Arthur Road jail immediately.
Confirming the news about his return in Arthur Road Jail, Superintendent Harshad Aherao said, “Bhujbal was brought to the jail on Wednesday late night after court rejects his bail and directed to return in jail.
He further said, “If any medication is needed, we will provide him here with the help of jail doctors.”
A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court will pass the order on December 21 on complaint of activist Anjali Damania’s plea in Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal’s hospital transfer matter.
Damania had in her plea claimed that Bhujbal continued to remain at the private hospital for almost a month despite completion of the tests. The plea alleged negligence of duty by the jail and hospital authorities.
Bhujbal was arrested on March 14 by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam and Kalina land case in which he and his relatives were alleged to have received kickbacks.
Dr. T P Lahane, Dean of the JJ Hospital also confirmed about his shifting from hospital to jail on Wednesday night.