Madhya Pradesh High Court directs the medical student to serve at the community health center as a bail condition

By – Yash Rawat

The Gwalior Bench of Madhya Pradesh state supreme court recently directed a student to render her services at a regional hospital or a community health center each alternate Sunday for a year, as a condition for bail [Dr. Neha Padam v. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)].

A Division Bench of Justices Anand Pathak and GS Ahluwalia was hearing a petition below Section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973 most popular by a student, seeking modification of 1 of the bail conditions obligatory by the Court earlier.

The earlier bail condition was as follows:

“The petitioner as a Shiksha Swayamsevak shall render physical and monetary help to government college|grade school|grammar school|elementary school|school} located nearest to the residence of petitioner for making certain hygiene and sanitation and for removing deficiencies of infrastructural amenities within the aforementioned school from the skill/resources of the petitioner.”

The petitioner then affected the Associate in Nursing application expressing her anxiety to meet the higher than condition as a result of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

She submitted that since the faculties area unit running through an internet mode, it’d not be acceptable for her to maneuver within the neck of the woods of the college as there exists an opportunity of the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic at giant.

She, however, aforementioned that she was willing to render community service with appropriate modifications to the sooner condition.

Additional lawman of India Praveen Newaskar, showing for CBI, submitted before the Court that if the person extremely intends to perform community service as per her enterprise, then she being a student of post-graduation, will perform community service in any community health center in her neck of the woods.

After considering the submissions of the parties and also the facts of the moment case, the Court united to switch the condition of bail.

The Court, therefore, directed the person to perform community service in the following manner:

The petitioner shall visit each alternate Sunday to P.C. Sethi Distt. Hospital, Opp. G.P.O., Indore or Community sanatorium at Mangliya, Distt. Indore where she wishes to try and do and shall perform her duties as GP and if needed, she is going to assist Specialist/Ophthalmologist of the aforementioned Center by tendering her services. Chief Medical and Health Officer/Civil sawbones, Indore shall allow her to try and do this.

The petitioner shall perform this community service on each alternate Sunday between ten am to a pair of pm and this shall continue for one year or until she completes her Post Graduation course in medicine, whichever is earlier. She shall not be a supply of infection or discomfort to any patient in any manner throughout her stint in Community Service. it’s expected that the petitioner shall seriously perform her services to purge her misdeeds if any and to serve national/social cause with none fail and he or she can submit the report each third month before this Court for studying.

The Court, however, processed that if the person in pursuance of her post-graduation course has got to perform any emergency service on Sunday, then she would be exempted to try and do community service that Sunday, however, she would complete it by doing such service on the other day to regulate her duties consequently.

Advocates Brajesh Tyagi and RS Yadav appeared for the appellant.