The Central Crime Branch (CCB) investigating the assault on Vidvat, who was beaten up mercilessly by MLA NA Haris son Nalapad and his friends, have served notices to Mallya Hospital and Dr. Anand K, a consultant plastic surgeon who had treated the victim, seeking an explanation over how Vidvatâ€™s medical report was leaked to the press.
Mohammed Nalapad Haris, son of Congress MLA from Shantinagar NA Haris is one of the accused In the case. NA Haris surprisingly posted Vidvatâ€™s discharge summary on Monday night in an apparent attempt to play down the effects of the assault but the move has backfired on the Congress MLA as the CCB has now given Mallya Hospital and Dr. Anand three days time to respond.
A source at Mallya Hospital said that a patientâ€™s discharge summary can only be handed over to the patient or the patientâ€™s attender and questioned how Vidvatâ€™s medical records had reached MLA NA Haris.
The issue was also raised in the Karnataka High Court on Friday by the Shyam Sunder, Special Public Prosecutor in the case against Nalapad and friends, who alleged that NA Haris had illegally obtained Vidvatâ€™s confidential medical records.
Vidvat was discharged on March 4, two weeks after he was brutally assaulted by Mohammed Nalapad and his associates at UB City in Bengaluru. Mohammed Nalapad Haris was denied bail by a magistrate court with one of the reasons being that the police was yet to record Vidvatâ€™s statement.
Since the attack took place, police officials had repeatedly tried to record Vidvatâ€™s statements but he was unable to speak due to a nasal bone fracture.
Nalapad surrendered before police officials at the Cubbon Park police station on February 19, two days after he was accussed of brutally assaulting Vidvat at UB City.
Nalapad has been in jail for 18 days since February 19. The hearing at the High Court was adjourned to Monday.