Former Karnataka Chief Minister, B. S. Yeddyurappa, who has been hopping from one hospital to another ever since his arrest last Saturday, has been discharged and sent back to prison on Tuesday night.
The 68-year-old, who is in judicial custody till October 22 in connection with a land-grab case, was taken to the Parappana Agrahara jail in an ambulance after he insisted on receiving treatment in prison.
According to hospital sources quoted in the Indian Express, "the former Chief Minister was upset with media reports that he was faking his illness to avoid being in jail. That is why he insisted on undergoing treatment in prison."
Yesterday, hours after the Karnataka High Court deferred a hearing on his interim bail plea till October 20, Yeddyurappa was shifted from the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology to Victoria Hospital.
"Yeddyurappa's heart condition was normal but he suffered from other medical problems, including diabetes and depression," said C. N. Manjunath, Director of the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.
In its discharge summary, the institute also mentioned that Yeddyurappa is a chronic diabetic patient requiring consultation from the Institute of Nephrology and Urology, adjacent to the Victoria Hospital.
Jail authorities permitted the shifting of Yeddyurappa to another hospital stating that "he required multi-disciplinary" medical consultation.
Meanwhile, the Opposition claimed that Yeddyurappa was trying to avoid jail by shifting from one hospital to another.
Yeddyurappa filed a bail application in the High Court on Monday. Facing imminent arrest, he had surrendered before the Lokayukta Court on Saturday, after he was denied bail and a warrant was issued in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in the denotification of government land in and around Bangalore.
Hours after he was remanded to judicial custody by a local court on October 15, Yeddyurappa complained of uneasiness and chest pain.
His application for interim bail is scheduled to be heard tomorrow at a local court.
B. S. Yeddyurappa is the first BJP Chief Minister in South India and is also the first Chief Minister to be sent to jail.