Sharmila to appear in Patiala House Court on Oct 30 and 31


IMPHAL, October 27: Anti-ASFPA crusader Irom Chanu Sharmila will leave Imphal for the national capital on October 29 to physically appear before the Patiala House Court on October 30 and 31.

In this connection, the Judicial magistrate first class Imphal east has officially granted permission to Sharmila to appear before the court besides the health directorate and civil aviation, has given approval to travel to New Delhi.

Meanwhile, jail authorities have reconsidered and dropped its plan to cut down medical staffs who will accompany Sharmila during her trip to Delhi. Earlier following a fund constraint jail authorities had decided to reduce the number of medical staffs.

Sharmila is to make physical appearances on October 30 and 31 before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House regarding a case FIR No 222/06 under IPC section 309 (attempt to suicide) filed by the Parliament Street Police Station against her.

The case was registered against her holding a hunger strike demanding repeal of AFSPA at Jantar Mantar, in 2006.

During her earlier trips to the national capital, Sharmila was attended to by a three-member medical team led by a doctor of the State Health Services.

As in the past, the current medical team has been briefed to look after the condition of the hunger striker.

Her team also includes two policemen including an officer and two jail staff other than the three medical staff.

The entire expenses for the eight-member team including for their stay at Delhi and flight tickets amount to around Rs 1,38,700, informed the source.


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