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Bhima Koregaon accused Surendra Gadling alleges Taloja jail superintendent has denied him medicines

Bhima Koregaon case accused Surendra Gadling has alleged that the superintendent of Taloja Jail in Maharashtra has denied him access to his ayurvedic medicine, The Wire reported on Tuesday. Gadling has claimed that a trial court had allowed him to use the medicines.

Gadling has been in custody since June 2018 in connection with the case that pertains to caste violence in a village near Pune. He is among 16 people who were arrested for allegedly plotting the violence. In July, a United States-based digital forensics firm had found that evidence against Gadling was planted on his computer.

Gadling suffers from hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disorder and other ailments, according to The Wire. He has written to Maharashtra Additional Director General of Prisons Atulchandra Kulkarni complaining against Taloja Jail superintendent UT Pawar for allegedly denying him the medicines.

In his letter, Gadling said that his son had travelled from Nagpur to a Mumbai court to give him his monthly supplies of medicines on November 23.

However, when Gadling returned to Taloja Jail from the court he was allegedly stopped at the entrance and was not allowed to take the medicines inside. Gadling alleged that he was told that Pawar had asked the jail authorities to not allow ayurvedic medicines inside the prison premises.

“During the search [in jail], Baba [a…

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