The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail to Rakesh Wadhawan, promoter, Housing Development Infrastructure Limited (HDIL), being accused for money laundering in the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd. multi-crore fraud case. Wadhawan was seeking bail on medical grounds.
He is currently admitted at KEM hospital and requested a transfer to a private hospital, due to lack of cardiac care facility.
The Public Prosecutor opposed the request stating that another government Hospital has the facility for pacemaker implantation and that the accused can be shifted if necessary.
Justice Nitin Sambre noted that applicant was receiving the best possible treatment at well-known government/corporation hospital and further observed that “It cannot be inferred that the right of the Applicant guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution for having proper medical treatment in super-speciality hospital is violated. Rather, various medical treatment which are given to the applicant are proved to be lifesaving at this stage“.
Wadhawan was accused of money laundering in the multi-crore Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank fraud case. As a result of which he is facing prosecution by both the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police in the case.
Case Details: Criminal Bail Application No. 2591 of 2021
Rakesh Kumar Wadhwan vs. The State of Maharashtra