The Special Judge of National Investigation Agency (NIA), Manipur on Thursday released Narengbam Samarjit on interim bail till June 30 to facilitate his medical treatment.
As per the special state medical board report, it is stated that the accused person’s heart showed increased echogenicity of interventricular septum and advised for further investigation (cardiac MRI, Baseline EGG showing RBBB), facilities for which are not available at JNIMS.
Further, the Board reported few more medical conditions of the accused/petitioner, viz., (a) Chronic Hepatitis C infection, (b) Nephrolithiasis and Acute Kidney Injury and (c) Bipolar Affective Disorder, currently in depression, which invoked curiosity of the court to do some research on these medical conditions. And after some research, the court is of the opinion that (a) Chronic Hepatitis C infection, (b) Nephrolithiasis and Acute Kidney Injury might be life threatening if left untreated while (c) Bipolar Affective Disorder would also be life-threatening if not carefully monitored and/or treated.
As per the latest medical documents submitted by the Special State Medical Board, the accused was recommended for treatment in a multi-specialty hospital having all requisite facilities for management of his present health problems.
The Special State Medical Board also added that cardiac MRI, with baseline ECG showing RBBB and further evaluation by a Gastroenterologist for fecal occult blood, are facilities not available at JNIMS.
The court, relevant to the material examination report from the special state medical board, opined that the accused may very well face trial while on bail, which at the same time, will facilitate his medical treatment.
Hence, the accused is released on interim bail till 30/06/2022 to facilitate his medical treatment, on his execution of a P.R. Bond of Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakhs only) with two sureties (Government Employee) of the like amount, the court stated.
The court, while releasing him, put conditions that the accused should surrender before the court on expiry of the interim bail; the accused should not directly or indirectly, make any inducement, threats or promises to any persons acquainted with the facts of the case; the accused should not leave the state without prior permission of the court.
Furthermore, the accused is directed to submit a comprehensive medical report to the court, regarding his medical treatments on the last working day of every months starting March, 2022; the report to the authority of the NIA at their Office at Lamphel on the Saturday of every week before 12:00 Noon, and get his attendance recorded.
In case of eventuality, such as hospitalization or undergoing operation, his authorized representative/counsel should report to NIA at their office at Lamphel and appraise of the same, the Court said.
Earlier, the court directed the state Directorate of Health Services to constitute a state medical board to confirm his medical conditions in connection with bail application filed by Salai founder N Samarjit.
Special judge of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Manipur, W Tonen Meitei had remanded the self-proclaimed external-defence minister of the Manipur State Council (MSC) Narengbam Samarjit to 15 days’ judicial custody till April 26, 2021.
On March 23, 2021, the NIA filed a charge sheet against Yamben Biren and Narengbam Samarjit and their associates Narengbam Biswajit Singh, Elangbam Brojendro Singh, and Akoijam Deepa Anand under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Further, a non-bailable warrant of arrest was issued against N Samarjit and Yambem Biren.