Court grants bail to 4 in Covid-19 Jumbo centre case


A special court extended bail to four individuals implicated in the Covid-19 Jumbo Centre case as part of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The court has granted bail to Hemant Gupta, Sanjay Shah, and Rajeev Salunkhe, who are partners in Lifeline Hospital Management Services. This company was responsible for providing medical services to the Dahisar and Worli Jumbo Covid centers in 2020. Dr. Arvind Singh, an employee of the same firm, was also granted bail. These accused voluntarily presented themselves in court following the issuance of summons.
Their request for bail was grounded in the argument that the ED had neither arrested them nor sought their custody for interrogation during the investigation. Moreover, since the chargesheet has been filed, there is no compelling reason to detain them, making reference to Section 88 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The court accepted their pleas, leading to their release. However, it’s worth noting that two others involved in the case, Sujit Patkar (also a partner at Lifeline Hospital) and Dr. Kishore Bisure (the dean at the Dahisar center), remain in custody after being arrested by the ED in July.