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Delhi Court Reserves Verdict In Kejriwal Vs. ED Mango Dispute

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea for medical assistance amid a disputed diet in jail faces judicial scrutiny.

Delhi Court Reserves Verdict In Kejriwal Vs. ED Mango Dispute

Delhi Court Reserves Verdict In Kejriwal Vs. ED Mango Dispute

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's health concerns have taken a dramatic turn, with a Delhi court set to decide on his plea for medical assistance. The court's decision comes after allegations surfaced that Kejriwal was deliberately consuming sweets and mangoes in jail to spike his blood sugar levels, potentially for bail on medical grounds.

Kejriwal's recent plea seeks permission for daily medical consultations and insulin administration. The plea highlighted his struggle with fluctuating blood sugar levels due to severe diabetes during his time in judicial custody at Tihar jail.

The Arvind Kejriwal vs ED legal battle intensified during a recent court hearing where the Enforcement Directorate claimed that Kejriwal's diet in jail didn't align with his prescribed regimen. The ED also alleged intentional consumption of sugar-rich foods to manipulate his health condition.

In response, Kejriwal's counsel refuted these claims, stating that mangoes were only included in his meals thrice out of 48 instances. They highlighted the use of sugar-free alternatives in his tea due to his diabetic condition.

The courtroom debate looked into the specifics of Kejriwal's dietary allowances, with the jail authorities asserting that he had ceased insulin intake and the court scrutinising whether his food intake adhered to the prescribed guidelines.

Kejriwal's legal team argued that any deviations were minor, such as occasional inclusion of mangoes. The team also insisted on his right to receive adequate medical care during his time in custody. They emphasised that Kejriwal’s health concerns should not be politicised.

Verdict reserved on Monday in Arvind Kejriwal vs ED debate over mangoes focused on the need for clarity on whether Kejriwal's dietary deviations were permissible and if his medical needs were adequately addressed. The outcome of this legal battle holds significant implications for Kejriwal's health and his ongoing legal proceedings.

Vineela Sekhar
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