Jailed former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, lodged in the Arthur Road jail for a corruption and money laundering case, fainted due to high blood pressure and was rushed to the state-run JJ Hospital on Friday morning.
According to the Arthur Road jail officials, Anil Deshmukh collapsed inside the jail at around 11 a.m. and was shifted to JJ Hospital at noon.
"His blood pressure had shot up and he complained of chest pain. "ECG tests were done and we are undergoing further tests at JJ hospital," informed a jail officer.
Sunil Ramanand, the additional director general of prisons, confirmed that Deshmukh was ill and had been transferred to the hospital.
Earlier, the NCP minister was admitted to the KEM Hospital for treatment and tests.