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Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal seeks anticipatory bail for cancer treatment – ​​News India Live

Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal, accused in a money laundering case, moved a special court on Thursday seeking interim bail for treatment of his 'slowly progressing cancer'. Goyal had filed a petition in the court seeking bail for the treatment of his 'slowly progressing cancer'. The disease was discovered during tests conducted by Goyal's personal doctors.

Court ordered formation of medical board

The court passed a preliminary order constituting a medical board to examine Goyal's medical report as the ED sought time to respond to his interim bail plea. Last month, special judge MG Deshpande, hearing cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), had allowed Goyal to undergo medical examination from private doctors. In his interim bail plea, Naresh Goyal said that the fatal disease was detected during tests conducted by private doctors. According to his medical records, Goyal has a small tumor in his intestine, called 'neuroendocrine tumor' (slow-growing cancer).

Along with serious illness, he also has a hiatal hernia of about 35 cm to 40 cm. Goyal's application states that his biopsy was sent for histopathological analysis and immunohistochemistry. The petition said that based on the findings, it is necessary that Goyal first undergo a PET scan for cancer, based on which the doctor will decide the course of treatment including surgery, chemotherapy.

It is stated in this application. The petition said that doctors have advised Goyal to get necessary and immediate treatment to avoid any life-threatening problem. Special public prosecutor Sunil Gonsalves said the medical board of JJ Hospital should be constituted as per ED instructions and Goyal's medical papers. It will be sent for advice, after which the ED will file its reply with further clarifications.

Medical report will have to be given by 20th February

Goyal's lawyer said he had no objection but said that the medical board should be constituted as soon as possible so that the time taken in the process does not affect the health of the accused. After hearing both the sides, the court said that the Dean of JJ Hospital is requested to constitute a medical board as requested by the ED and conduct a thorough examination of Goyal's health. The judge said that the medical board has to give its clear opinion to the court by 20 February. The court said that the board will investigate the disease and report that J.J.

Is treatment available based on Goyal's medical documents as prescribed

Businessman Naresh Goyal, 74, was arrested by the ED in September 2023 on allegations that he laundered money and misused a loan of Rs 538.62 crore given by Canara Bank to Jet Airways.