BJP leader Ammu complains of chest pain, admitted in Rohtak's PGIMS

Arrested BJP leader Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammu -- who announced a Rs 10-crore award to behead actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali over the 'Padmaavat' movie -- was on Monday referred to PGIMS in Rohtak after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness, a senior doctor said.

Ammu was detained on January 25 and later arrested by Haryana Police.

He was lodged in Bhondsi jail in judicial custody after a district court rejected his bail plea.

"Ammu was admitted in Gurugram's government-run Civil Hospital late Sunday night after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness. He was under observation of Dr Naveen Kumar and his team, and was referred to Rohtak's Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences) after some medical tests," a senior doctor told IANS.

Ammu was detained from his house in the upscale DLF area and presented in a Sohna court on January 29 by police for production warrant over his alleged role in the violence in Bhondsi area on the Gurugram-Alwar National Highway on January 24.

A school bus carrying children, teachers and staff was pelted with stones and a Haryana Roadways bus burnt by agitators from the Rajput community who protested against the release of Hindi movie 'Padmaavat'.

Ammu, also the General Secretary of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, will now be presented in court on February 3, if doctors declares him fit.

In November, Ammu had announced the bounty in protest against the movie which the Rajput community claims distorts history.

He also threatened to break the legs of actor Ranveer Singh, who plays the role of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the movie.

On November 21, he was booked under Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code on a complaint by Pawan Kumar, a fan of Deepika and Bhansali.

After the case was registered, Ammu dared the Haryana Police to arrest him.

He said he stood firmly by his statement whether he remained in the BJP or not.

On November 29, Ammu sent his resignation to Bharatiya Janata Party state unit chief Subhash Barala, wroting that he was upset with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's "attitude towards the Rajput community". His resignation was pending before the party disciplinary committee.

Ahead of his resignation, a delegation of Rajput leaders led by Ammu visited Haryana Bhawan in Delhi to meet Khattar and request him to ban the movie in the state but the Chief Minister refused to meet them.

'Padmaavat' released nationwide on Thursday barring in a few states.

Police has arrested 18 people for the Bhondsi violence. So far, a total 47 accused have been arrested for protesting against movie and for their alleged involvement in violence.



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