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    "Juvenile's blood sample was thrown in dustbin, replaced with other one": Pune CP after arrest of two doctors in car crash case

    The Hawk
    May27/ 2024
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    The investigation has uncovered evidence tampering, leading to multiple IPC charges against the doctors.

    Luxury car involved in accident

    Pune: Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said on Monday that the doctors at Sasson Hospital had replaced the blood sample of the Juvenile accused in the luxury car crash with another one and threw the real sample in the hospital's dustbin.
    Addressing a press conference today, Amitesh Kumar said that the doctors have been arrested and several sections of the IPC have been added to the case.
    "On May 19, at around 11 am the blood sample which was taken at Sassoon Hospital was thrown in a dustbin of the hospital and the blood sample of another person was taken and sent to the forensic lab. CMO Srihari Halnor replaced this blood sample. During the investigation, we found Srihari Halnor replaced this on the instructions of the HOD Forensic Medicine Department of Sassoon, Ajay Tawre," he said.
    "We suspected that in the first report, the doctor gave a clean chit to the juvenile over alcohol consumption. After which a second sample was taken secretly and was sent for DNA sampling. The report also matched the DNA of the juvenile's father," Amitesh added.
    Further, the Pune Commissioner said that the crime branch is also looking out for the person with whom the blood sample of the Juvenile was replaced by the doctors.
    "Today both the accused will be produced before the court for police custody. The DVR of the CCTV of Sassoon Hospital has been seized. Doctors are arrested on the charges of forgery, and destruction of evidence. Sections 120 B, 467 and 201 of IPC have been registered against these doctors. The father of the minor accused was in direct contact with Doctor Ajay Tawre. Crime Branch is looking out for the person with whom the blood sample was replaced. Crime Branch is in the process of taking custody of the juvenile accused's father in the driver abduction case today who is in judicial custody currently," Amitesh Kumar said.
    Earlier, the Crime Branch unit on May 25 morning arrested the grandfather of the minor accused in the case.
    Amitesh Kumar said that the grandfather of the accused was arrested and a separate FIR has been registered against him under IPC sections 365 and 368.
    The minor ploughed his swanky Porsche into the two IT professionals, who were travelling on a bike, killing them on the spot on the night of May 19.
    Two young IT professionals from Madhya Pradesh, identified as Ashwini Koshta and Aneesh Awadhia, were killed in the accident.