Telangana State High Court has sent the sealed cover submitted by the military hospital in Secuderabad to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The SC will resume hearing on the special leave petition filed by Raghu Ramakrishnam Raju, MP, on Friday. The sealed cover contains the results of the medical examination conducted by army hospital doctors in the presence of a representative of TS high court. The Supreme Court had ordered that the Narasapuram MP be sent from Guntur to Secunderabad for medical examination for the sake of objectivity when the test conducted by medical team appointed by AP High Court was disputed by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for Raju.
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Examination done on Tuesday
After deliberating about the suitable hospital, the SC bench has directed the AP CID, TS government chief secretary and TS High Court to arrange for medical examination of Raju at Secunderabad. He was ferried from Guntur to Secunderabad on Monday, late in the evening. The examination that started on Tuesday morning were completed by evening. The report was given the TS high court as ordered by the SC. Raju will continue to stay at military hospital till further orders from the SC. He is under judicial custody. As part of examining the legs where Raju alleged that he was beaten up while in CID custody, a dermatologist also was involved to study the possibility of skin disease. Three doctors from the military hospital examined the wounds on the MP’s legs. Bharat, Raghurama Raju’s son was not allowed inside the hospital. The media was permitted to stay 500 meters away from the hospital.
TV5, ABN approach SC
In the meanwhile, TV5 and ABN Andhrajyothi, two Telugu channels, which have been criticized by for conniving with Raghu Ramakrishnam Raju in deliberately creating disaffection against the chief minister and his government, have approached the Supreme Court and complained that the government is trying to silence them for putting out the truthful information to the people. The State government, the alleged, had accused the channels of sedition for reporting the pandemic truthfully. TV5 is represented by Vipin Nair and ABN Andhra Jyothi by Guntur Pramod Kumar. Both the channels have requested the SC to initiate contempt proceedings against the State government officials for violating the April 30 order of the Supreme Court “to immediately cease any direct and indirect threats of prosecution and arrest to citizens, who air their grievances.”