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Arvind Kejriwal eating mangoes and sweets every day in jail to raise sugar levels, claims ED in court

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has moved the court seeking permission to consult his regular doctor via video conference because of fluctuating sugar levels.

Reported By : Abhay Parashar Edited By : Arushi Jaiswal
New Delhi
Updated on: April 18, 2024 18:31 IST
Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source : FILE PHOTO Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal in jail: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in an excise scam case, is consuming items like tea with sugar mangoes, aloo puri, and sweets daily despite being a patient of diabetes mellitus type II, claimed Enforcement Directorate before a court on Thursday. The probe agency further claimed that Kejriwal, who has been allowed to have home-cooked meals, is eating food high in sugar to raise his blood sugar level and make ground for medical bail.

The central probe agency made the claim before a special judge for CBI and ED cases, Kaveri Baweja, while the court was hearing the plea of Kejriwal seeking doctor consultation.

The court also asked Kejriwal's lawyer to submit details of the diet prescribed to the AAP supremo, who has type 2 diabetes. The judge directed the authorities concerned to file the report by tomorrow when the court is likely to take up the matter again.

The diet taken by Arvind Kejriwal since April 2 in jail

"Arvind Kejriwal is consciously consuming items like tea with sugar, banana, sweets (1/2 pieces), poori, aaloo sabji, etc. on a regular basis despite being a patient of diabetes mellitus type II and knowing very well that consumption of such items results into an increase in blood sugar," the counsel representing the ED said.

India Tv - Kejriwal diet chart in jail

Image Source : INDIA TVKejriwal diet chart in jail

"This is being done to create a medical emergency, to obtain sympathetic treatment from the Ld. Court of Law on medical grounds," the ED further said.

India Tv - Kejriwal diet in jail

Image Source : INDIA TVKejriwal diet in jail

It is pertinent to mention that the Delhi CM is eating home-cooked food for lunch and dinner and the breakfast is provided by the jail authorities.

Doctors measuring Kejriwal's blood sugar levels twice a day

The ED further said that doctors are posted in jail round-the-clock, who are measuring blood sugar levels of Kejriwal twice a day. "The jail authorities have already asked AIIMS to prescribe a medical diet after considering his blood sugar data and the fact that he has a case of diabetes mellitus type II with chronic constipation with chronic cough (chronic bronchitis) and is under regular treatment," it said.

According to ED, referring to Kejriwal's medical report, the Delhi Chief Minister's blood sugar level was measured at 139 mg/dl on April 1, the day he was admitted to Tihar Jail. However, the ED stated that this level rose to 276 mg/dl by the morning of April 14.

AAP on ED claims

AAP leader Atishi said that a conspiracy is being hatched to kill Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal by stopping the supply of home-cooked food to him in jail. He suffering from diabetes for 30 years and takes 54 units of insulin daily.

She further said that ED lied in court about Kejriwal having tea with sugar, and eating sweets in jail. He is using artificial sweeteners. "ED and BJP want to stop his home cooking. In the court, ED talked about eating sweet tea and sweets which is a complete lie. The second lie of ED is that he is eating bananas to gain weight. Sugar patients are always told to keep toffee and bananas with them. It is also written in the court order. The third lie is that he is eating aloo puri every day. The diet chart submitted by the ED in court states that he ate aloo puri only one day," said Atishi.

The AAP leader said that have been doing an insulin reversal program under the supervision of a doctor since February 1 but after his arrest on March 21, this program has stopped. "Sugar level has increased by more than 300 for the last several days. But the jail authorities are not giving insulin. I want to tell ED that today BJP can save you but God will not. He has demanded to talk to his doctor through video conferencing, which ED is opposing. They are conspiring to kill him by giving him food from Tihar Jail," she added.

Also Read: Delhi LG writes open letter to Kejriwal over Atishi’s claim on ‘death due to water supply shortage’

Also Read: Delhi court seeks ED's response on Kejriwal's plea for permission to consult his doctor from jail

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