Former Maharashtra minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, was admitted on Saturday to a hospital here.

Dr TP Lahane, dean of the government-run JJ Hospital where Bhujbal is admitted, said that the NCP leader had fever, his blood platelet count was down, and complained of body pain.

When asked if he was showing symptoms of dengue, Dr Lahane said it was yet to be ascertained.

Bhujbal has been lodged in Arthur Road jail in the city since March this year after the ED arrested him in Maharashtra Sadan scam and other cases.