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Bigwigs dont have the 'heart' for jail

Last updated on: May 26, 2010 19:35 IST

Bigwigs dont have the 'heart' for jail

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Whenever a bigwig is sentenced  by a court to imprisonment, it has become a routine for them to immediately seek medical treatment for a heart condition. Recently in the Ruchika molestation case, when main accused SPS Rathore was sentenced by the Chandigarh court, he immediately sought medical attention claiming that he was suffering from a heart ailment.

Whenever a politician or a bigwig is convicted, an entire charade of  a medical ailment is staged and in the presence of TV cameras and papparazzi, the person is rushed to hospital and is discharged a few days later.

Rathore, a former director general of police has been convicted for molesting Ruchika Girhota, when she was a teenager in 1990.




Image: A graphic showing the progress of the Ruchika case
Photographs: KBK Infographics
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Mining scam landed Koda in the hospital

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Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, against whom the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department are investigating money laundering charges, propmptly checked into hospital when his arrest became imminent.

Koda managed to avoid getting arrested by being admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Raipur. He was later arrested by the ED when he was discharged form the hospital where he was admitted for a urinary problem.

 


Image: Former Jahrkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda
Photographs: Rediff Archives
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Karnataka minister quit over sexual assault allegations

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Harthal Halappa, who was minister for Food and civil supplies in the Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, had to quit over allegations that he had sexually assaulted a social worker's wife.

After a complaint was subsequently registered against Halappa, he admitted  himself into a hospital complaining of blood pressure and diabetes.


Image: Hartal Halappa: The minister who is accused in the case
Photographs: KPN photos
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Raju was hospitalised after he was arrested

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Satyam founder and scam tainted CEO, Ramalinga Raju was also hospitalised eight months after he was arrested. Raju, who was held in January 2008, was admitted in September 2009 to a hospital in Hyderabad complaining of chest pains.

Raju's younger brother and company's managing director Rama Raju and Chief Financial Officer Vadlamani Srinivas are also in the same jail.

Satyam was later sold to Tech Mahindra.


Image: Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju
Photographs: Rediff archives
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