Sushil Roy admitted in AIIMS

Sushil Roy, politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday night. Though his illness has not been ascertained, there is speculation that he has cancer.

The 75-year-old founding member of the party was brought to the Capital on Thursday from a jail in Jharkhand after sharp deterioration in his health and physical condition.

He was admitted in the emergency ward, but was not alloted a separate room on grounds of unavailability.

Reports awaited

On Friday night, he was shifted to the ward of the urology department and tests were conducted, reports for which are expected in a couple of days.

A petition signed by political activists said Roy has been suffering from an enlargement of the prostate and piles, which often cause passage of blood along with urine. He also has swelling and pain in the rectal region.

Plea for release

Earlier this month, the activists  wrote to the National Human Rights Commission asking for his release on humanitarian grounds. They argued that the Supreme Court had released 80-year-old Pakistani virologist, Khalil Chishty on the same grounds.

Roy has been in prison for more than seven years, allegedly for being a Maoist. He is serving jail term in Giridih, Jharkhand.

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