Saharanpur riots main accused Chandrashekhar admitted to ICU
Saharanpur: Bhim Army founder and the main accused in Saharanpur riots, Chandrashekhar aka 'Ravan', has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the district hospital in Lucknow after he complained of severe pain in his lower abdomen.
As per the doctors, Chandrashekhar is out of danger now and his blood pressure is normal. Dr Sudhir Bhardwaj, Emergency Medical Officer, said, "The patient was complaining about pain in his stomach and lower abdomen, and had fever previously. We have decided to conduct some pathological tests as part of the diagnostic process."
Considering the sensitivity of the Saharanpur riots, heavy police force has been deployed by the Lucknow administration.
Chandrashekhar's brother Kamal Kishor blamed the jail administration for overlooking his health.
"The health condition of my brother Chandrashekhar was not good for last one month. Since last one week his condition was getting worse day by day, so he was brought him to the hospital and currently he has been admitted in the ICU. The doctors are conducting tests and I hope they will be able to cure him. The jail administration has been ignorant to his health issues since long," he said while interacting with the media persons.
Bhim Army, a few months ago, had threatened to initiate a massive agitation following the reports of an attack on Chandrashekhar in jail. The Dalit outfit members also staged a protest outside the office of the then District Magistrate and also sought a probe into the matter.
The Bhim Army founder was nabbed by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on the charges of inciting caste-based violence in Saharanpur district. Ravan, 30, was also named in one of the 24 FIRs that were registered by UP Police for his alleged involvement in Saharanpur violence on May 9.