Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor on Thursday moved a bail application claiming that his current medical condition puts him at high risk of contracting COVID-19 in jail.
The 62-year-old banker, who filed the plea through his lawyer Subhash Jadhav claimed that he was suffering a chronic immune-deficiency syndrome, which causes recurrent lung, sinus and skin infections.
He also claimed that he is suffering from severe hypertension, anxiety, depression and bronchial asthma.
Kapoor also claimed that the present situation of coronavirus can lead to severe lung infection and even his death as it is more likely to severely infect persons who are above 60 years.
It is submitted that the aforesaid disease requires the applicant to consume carefully monitored and home-cooked food in order to combat and control the said disease.
“The applicant is also required to stay at home,” the plea said.
The plea, which was filed before the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, posted the matter
for hearing on Monday.
Kapoor was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over accusations of money laundering earlier this month.