AAP MLA Manoj Kumar doesn't need hospitalisation, says AIIMS
Arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Manoj Kumar, who was referred to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday morning with complaints of chest pain and headache, did not get admission to the hospital and was discharged, doctors at the premier institute said after conducting a medical check-up on him.
Kumar was discharged from AIIMS around <g data-gr-id="24">2pm</g> and policemen took him back for interrogation, said a police officer.
The 35-year-old Kondli legislator, a diabetic, was admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Hospital in East Delhi on Thursday night, after he complained of chest pain and headache, within hours of being sent to police custody by a Delhi court in a case of alleged cheating and land-grabbing.
The LBS Hospital referred him to AIIMS around 10.30am on Friday.
"A team of cardiologists and neurologists at AIIMS conducted a medical check-up on him and concluded that Kumar did not require admission to the hospital," said a senior doctor at AIIMS. The MLA, who was admitted to LBS Hospital around 9 pm, was kept under observation at the hospital the entire Thursday night.
Doctors at LBS Hospital said that Kumar's blood pressure and blood sugar levels were found to be high.
"He complained of headache, chest pain and palpitation, following which doctors conducted several tests, including ECG and Troponin T tests primarily performed to diagnose a heart attack and rule out other conditions with similar signs and symptoms," said a senior doctor at LBS Hospital.
Kumar was arrested in connection with a cheating and land-grabbing case and remanded by a court to two days' police custody on Thursday.
The MLA from Kondli in East Delhi was arrested in connection with an FIR filed against him on May 19, 2014, on a complaint of cheating lodged by New Ashok Nagar resident Vijay Kumar. He is the second AAP MLA to be arrested , after former Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar.
AAP brought 'shame', damaged Delhi's image: Cong on MLA arrest
Flaying AAP over the arrest of its two MLAs within five months of the government’s formation in Delhi, the Congress on Friday charged the party with bringing ignominy to the national Capital and accused CM Arvind Kejriwal of shielding the duo. "This is not only a political issue. It is a matter of shame for Delhi. The city's image has been damaged. People had voted a new party with <g data-gr-id="51">lot</g> of hopes. They won 67 seats which <g data-gr-id="50">is</g> unprecedented. The same government is now cheating people. People outside Delhi are ridiculing us, which is embarrassing," Delhi Congress chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said, a day after AAP MLA Manoj Kumar was arrested for cheating.