Former JNU student Umar Khalid on Wednesday appeared before a court and said he has not been given any medical treatment by the Tihar jail authorities for his toothache for the last three days. Khalid was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on September 14 in connection with a Delhi Riots case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dinesh Kumar directed the jail superintendent to provide proper medical treatment to Umar Khalid as per the prison rules.
Jail Superintendent concerned is directed to provide proper medical treatment to the accused (Khalid) as per rules of Jail Manual. If the dentist is not available in the jail for check up till next day, the accused may be taken to a dentist outside the prison for the check up and for the treatment, if required. A report of compliance be filed in the court within two days, the court said in its order.
Umar Khalid said he was in pain and it would be difficult for him to wait for another week for the dentist’s visit as the doctor who was due to visit the jail on Wednesday didn’t arrive.
Umar Khalid was arrested on October 1 in the case. The court earlier this month extended his judicial custody for 14 days.