Excise officials roam from jail to jail with ailing convict due to lack of facility
Ponkunnam/Kottayam: Excise officials were in a state of confusion on Thursday after jails rejected the admission of a convict with a urine bag citing lack of facilities.
Abubackar (70), a native of 26th Mile was convicted for six months’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 in a ganja peddling case by the Kanjirappally court. The case was registered with the Ponkunnam excise office in 2015.
Abubackar has been under treatment for urinary tract obstruction for long time and was assisted with a catheter and urine bag.
As the court convicted Abubackar for jail term, excise officials took him to the Ponkunnam sub jail in an ambulance. Jail authorities rejected his admission owing to the lack of facilities for such a patient. From there, Abubackar was taken to Kottayam district jail. But he was rejected again due to lack of facility.
As the two jails rejected Abubackar, excise officials were in a state of confusion having found no place to take him.
After hours of roaming from jail to jail in the ambulance with the convict, excise officials were finally relieved when they got information that the Thrissur Central Jail has facility to accommodate such ailing convicts.
Finally, the excise officials took Abubackar to Thrissur after reporting the matter to the magistrate.