Former state education minister Partha Chatterjee and former secondary education board president Kalyanmoy Ganguly were examined by a team of two doctors at CBI’s Nizam Palace office on Sunday.
The two are in custody of the central investigation agency in connection with the alleged irregularities in recruitments to Group C posts in government-aided schools.
The usual practice is to physically take the accused persons who are in custody to a government hospital for a check-up.
In this case, however, two doctors from ESI hospital in Joka visited Nizam Palace to examine the accused. The doctors left after a few hours.
Sources in the CBI said the doctors found the medical parameters of the accused “normal.” A senior officer of the agency said it was a “routine check-up”.
“There is nothing unusual in getting the medical test done in the office of the agency. According to the court order, the accused persons have to undergo a medical examination every 48 hours while they are in custody. There is no specific order on physical appearance of the accused at the hospital,” said the CBI officer.
Another officer said one of the reasons for not taking them to ESI Hospital could be lack of official staff at the CBI office on a Sunday.
Physical production of any accused at court or in hospital requires security arrangements and infrastructure to ensure the safety of the person in custody.
Both Chatterjee and Ganguly, who were taken into CBI custody on September 16, will be produced in court again on September 21.