Chhagan Bhujbal Health Update: Former Deputy CM of Maharashtra Admitted to Jaslok Hospital
Chhagan Bhujbal (Image: PTI/File)

Mumbai, August 6: Senior NCP leader and former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Chhagan Bhujbal was admitted to Jaslok Hospital on Monday due to his health condition. Bhujbal had participated in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly proceedings last month after a gap of two years. Bhujbal has been ailing for quite some time now and had undergone a surgery in May this year.

Bhujbal had undergone a prostate surgery at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital in May this year. He was hospitalised for several ailments, including a pancreatic illness.

Bhujbal, 70, was in jail since March 2016 in connection with a money laundering case. He was granted bail on May 4 by the Bombay High Court due to his old age and deteriorating health. He was later admitted to the KEM hospital in Parel area after he was released from the Arthur Road Jail.

Bhujbal, who handled the Public Works Department in the Congress-NCP government, was arrested in March 2016 after the Enforcement Directorate found in an inquiry that he allegedly misused his office in awarding contracts for PWD projects, causing a loss to the exchequer.