Taloja jail not providing medical aid: Sachin Vaze tells NIA court

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 06:59 PM IST
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Sachin Vaze | Photo: BL Soni

Mumbai: Dismissed Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, an accused in the Antilia security scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case, on Wednesday made an application through his advocate before an incharge National Investigation Agency (NIA) court and told it that the Taloja jail authorities have not complied with orders of the court to provide him medical aid.

Vaze was not produced before the court from prison. In his plea through advocate Raunak Naik, Vaze sought a direction to prison authorities to produce him before the court through video-conferencing so that he could himself tell the court about the situation. On 23 April and 28 April this year, the regular NIA court had passed orders directing the jail to conduct a complete dental check-up for Vaze and report compliance of the same. Advocate Naik told the court that the orders have not been complied with.

Special judge DE Kothakilar of the incharge court directed that Vaze be produced before the court on 10 June. In the meanwhile, the court has asked the prison authorities to comply with the order if they are not complied with until now and submit the compliance report before it by 10 June “without fail”.

On Wednesday, the NIA also sought for Vaze’s judicial custody to be extended. This was opposed by his advocate. The court has extended his custody until 10 June. While doing so, it considered the reasons the agency cited in the NIA’s report seeking further judicial custody and also that the investigation was under progress.

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