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Darul Sehat owners flee court premises after bail rejection

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KARACHI: Darul Sehat Hospital (DUSH) owners, Amir Chishti and Farhan, managed to flee the premises of a local court when it rejected their bail in the Nishwa case, Chishti and Farhan, who appeared before the court, fled the premises soon after their bail pleas were turned down.
The judge rejected their bail after hearing arguments of their lawyer and a state counsel. The court had previously granted them bail against a surety of Rs300,000 each.
Speaking to the media outside the court, Nishwa’s father said the accused easily escaped from the court as police officials acted as silent spectators and recalled that two other accused in the case had also escaped from the court premises in a similar manner after rejection of their bail.
He announced to approach the Supreme Court against the Sindh High Court verdict of de-sealing DUSH.
It is noteworthy that the two doctors named the prime suspects in the case had previously escaped from the court premises after their bail was rejected by the court.
Both the accused, Dr Attiya and Dr Sharjeel, had appeared before the court. They managed to escape when their bail pleas were rejected.
More than 20 accused, including the DUSH owners, have been nominated in the case. Nursing In-charge Atif Javed, Admin Officer Ahmed Shehzad, Waleedur Rehman, Nursing Assistant Moiz and Midwife Sobia, are in jail on judicial remand while over 10 accused are on the run.
Nishwa, was paralysed due to a ‘wrong injection’ given to her by the ‘untrained nursing staff’ of Darul Sehat Hospital. After battling for her life for over a week, the nine-month-old breathed her last on April 22 at Liaquat National Hospital in Karachi.
The case of the minor girl came to light on April 14 when she was reportedly administered a wrong injection by the staff of Darul Sehat Hospital which paralysed Nishwa.
Father of the girl, Qaiser, alleged that her daughter, Nishwa, was paralysed due to a ‘wrong injection’ given to her by the ‘untrained nursing staff’ of the private hospital. – NNI