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The News Minute | November 7, 2014 | 11:15 am IST The Kerala High Court has directed Naval authorities to take Sunil Kumar Sahu, a naval shipwright artificer of INS Kattabomman, to NIMHANS hospital in Bangalore for a medical evaluation. The sailor who had submitted a complaint raising corruption charges against his seniors in the Navy was admitted to the Naval hospital in Kochi as his seniors claimed he was mentally unwell.  Following an examination of a naval 'whistleblower' in Kochi by a government psychiatrist which revealed that the officer had no mental abnormalities, the Kerala High Court last Thursday ordered the transfer of the officer from a psychiatric ward of a naval hospital to a government facility. This hospital too gave a report that Sahu was normal. The Kerala High Court also rejected the Navy's plea to admit Sahu in a naval hospital. The court also warned lawyer Pinky Anand who appeared for the Navy and asked her not to cross certain limits in a courtroom. The HC has asked the Navy to shift Sahu to NIMHANS within three days and submit a report on his health within fifteen days. Sunil Kumar Sahu, a naval shipwright artificer of INS Kattabomman, Tirunelveli, had alleged that he was being held against his will at a Kochi hospital by the navy, allegedly because he leveled charges of corruption against his commanding officers. He was allegedly taken into custody almost a week ago on the instructions of his commanding officers at the naval base in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, and shifted to Kochi for “medical treatment” as he was "mentally unsound". Sahi had earlier told The News Minute, “I have been forcefully kept here, I can’t say anything more than that.” The navy denied the allegations. Read: Sailor with Indian Navy says he is being held against his will for exposing scam, Navy denies
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