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Navjot Singh Sidhu dropped at Rajindra hospital in Patiala for medical examination

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CHANDIGARH: Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, lodged in Patiala central jail to serve a one-year jail time period in a 1988 highway rage demise case, was taken to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala below heavy safety on Monday morning for medical examination, official sources stated.

The cricketer-turned-politician’s counsel HPS Verma stated Sidhu has sought a particular weight loss program in jail. He stated a board of medical doctors will perform an in depth medical examination of Sidhu on the hospital.

“The board of doctors will see what special diet is required and then it will submit its report in a local court (in Patiala),” Verma stated over the cellphone.

According to the counsel, Sidhu can’t eat wheat, sugar, ‘maida’ and another meals objects. “He can have berries, papaya, guava, double-toned milk and food items which do not have fibre and carbohydrates,” Verma stated.

After the board of medical doctors perform a medical examination, a report will likely be submitted within the court docket of chief judicial Justice of the Peace, he stated.

The 58-year-old Congress chief suffers from medical circumstances like embolism and has a liver ailment. In 2015, Sidhu additionally underwent remedy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at a hospital in Delhi.

DVT is brought on by a blood clot in a deep vein which hinders the conventional blood circulate. Several Congress supporters reached Rajindra Hospital after Sidhu was introduced there.

The former Punjab Congress chief on May 20 was despatched to Patiala central jail after he surrendered earlier than an area court docket.

He has been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 highway rage demise case. The apex court docket had sentenced Sidhu within the 34-year-old case, saying any undue sympathy in imposing an insufficient sentence would do extra hurt to the justice system and undermine the general public confidence within the efficacy of regulation. A 65-year-old man, named Gurnam Singh, had died within the incident.