New Delhi: Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was a little while ago, admitted to AIIMS for gastrointestinal health complications, is stated to be stable now and has been discharged from the hospital.
Chidambaram, who is in ED custody till October 30, on Monday, rushed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following the deterioration in his health condition. He was taken to the hospital by a team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials after he complained of pain and other issues. This is the second time, he is being admitted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated.
Sources told PTI that he was taken to the RML Hospital in the morning but has now been shifted to the AIIMS after he further complained of illness and pain in the stomach.
Sources at AIIMS informed that the former union minister was brought to the hospital around 5.40 PM and is being examined by a team of doctors in the old private ward.
After getting bail from the Supreme Court, the Congress leader is currently in Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) custody in connection with the INX media case. The ED which is probing the money laundering charges against the leader had arrested him on October 16, following which he was remanded in custody by a special court.
However, the 74-year-old leader is allowed by the Supreme Court to have home-cooked food, western toilet, medicines, separate cell during his stay in the custody.
During a court hearing, his lawyer Kapil Sibal had appealed for these facilities for Chidambaram, citing his health condition. According to Sibal, Chidambaram has so far lost 4 kg weight after staying in jail.
Prior to this, he was on October 5 also taken to the AIIMS for a regular medical examination after he complained of stomach ache. He was brought back to the prison on the same day.
In the latest development to the INX Media case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order of granting bail to Chidambaram.
Earlier on October 22, the apex court granted bail to Chidambaram in alleged connection with the INX media case registered by the CBI.
Granting bail to Chidambaram, the top court had noted that the charge sheet has been filed against Chidambaram and other co-accused on October 18, 2019, he is in custody from August 21, 2019, for about two months and the co-accused were already granted bail.
The case pertains to an FIR registered by the CBI for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 by Chidambaram when he was the Finance Minister.