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Mine scam accused Sher Khan hospitalized

Udaipur : SherKhan, the influential mine owner from Chittorgarh and one of the accused in the mine graft case was admitted in the intensive care unit of the MB hospital here on Saturday after he was screened of suffering from kidney infection and increased sugar level. He may require a dialysis, experts said. Sher Khan is acute diabetic patient and also ailing from cancer, sources said. What surprised the jail authorities is that he didn’t complain any uneasiness but in the routine health check up on Saturday morning, his sugar level was found too high. When doctors asked him of any discomfort, Khan said urinating and passing motion had been difficult for two days. He was referred to the government hospital later where his condition was said to serious. He consumes many medicines for different ailments, doctors said.

On his last court appearance on October 8, Khan’s counsel had pleaded for his bail on the grounds of his  ill health conditions but the special ACB court after hearing the arguments had rejected the bail plea. He along with the seven other accused including suspended IAS officer Ashok Singhvi, Pankaj Gehlot, Sanjay Sethi etc were arrested on September 16 by the Anti corruption bureau on charges of malpractices. SherKhan was arrested for extending bribe to the government officers in return to get his mines re-opened that had been shut down on various pretexts by the officials. The accused have been in judicial custody for 24 days now lodged at the central jail in Udaipur.

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