The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Arthur Road Jail authorities to take Rakesh Wadhawan, promoter-director of HDIL, to the civic-run KEM Hospital for colonoscopy and endoscopy.

A Division Bench headed by Justice R.D. Dhanuka also sought a medical report from the hospital.

Mr. Wadhawan (67) and his son Sarang are facing a case of alleged ₹4,000 crore money laundering in the PMC Bank scam, and have been in jail since October 2019. The sessions court had on August 18 directed the jail authorities to take Mr. Wadhawan to either KEM Hospital or Nair Hospital for tests.

As the jail authorities failed to follow the order, Mr. Wadhawan approached the HC claiming that his health was deteriorating day by day. “We accordingly direct the jail authority to shift the petitioner to KEM Hospital within 48 hours from today for colonoscopy and endoscopy and any other treatment be made available that would be necessitated,” the court said.

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