Ernakulam: CPI leader N Bhasurangan, who was arrested in connection with the Kandala Cooperative Bank fraud case, is set to submit a bail plea today. The plea is grounded on Bhasurangan’s medical conditions. The defendant will also produce records of the treatment done at the general hospital while on remand.
Bhasurangan, arrested earlier in the Kandala Cooperative Bank fraud case, had consistently cited heart ailments as a reason to avoid remand. He was presented before the court after the expiration of the Enforcement Directorate’s custody. During court proceedings he argued against being sent to jail, emphasizing the need for specialized treatment as a heart patient. The Kaloor PMLA Court, while remanding the accused, instructed authorities to provide medical treatment if necessary.
Having been admitted to Ernakulam General Hospital due to physical illness while in prison, Bhasurangan was discharged recently and subsequently transferred back to prison. Seizing the opportunity, he is now seeking bail based on his health condition.
Simultaneously, the court is expected to deliver its verdict today on the bail plea of the primary accused, P Satheesh Kumar, in the Karuvannur bank fraud case. Additionally, the court will address complaints filed by the Enforcement Directorate against Peringandoor Bank.