No way out! Hospital sacks doctors who changed blood samples in Pune Porsche incident

Sassoon General Hospital has sacked the two doctors who manipulated the blood sample of the 17-year-old accused in Pune Porsche car crash.

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In the major development in the Pune Porsche car incident, the state-run Sassoon General Hospital has sacked the two doctors Dr Ajay Taware and Dr Srihari Halnor, who manipulated the blood samples of the 17-year-old victim, who mowed down two with a high-speeding car on May 19 in Kalyani Nagar. Another person Atul Ghatkamble, the staff member was also arrested in the case. The incident has created outrage among people.

The Pune Police Commissioner on Monday claimed that the doctor reportedly manipulated the blood sample. He discarded and replaced them with another blood sample to show that the accused was not drunk at the time of the incident. Both the doctors of Sassoon General Hospital were arrested soon after the police got the clue and the court remanded them in police custody till May 30.

What happened at the hospital?

According to the information, the blood samples of the teen accused were taken to Sassoon General Hospital, where the trio did the manipulation after being promised Rs 3 lakh for the same. But Police got the clue when the report of a similar sample surfaced and showed that the teen was drunk at the time of the incident.

A committee formed to probe JJ Board members

To probe the case, a five-member committee has been formed by the state of Maharashtra's Woman and Child Development Department to look into whether the juvenile justice board (JJ Board) members, who were appointed by the state, complied with the law when they granted bail to the 17-year-old accused driver involved in the car accident on May 19 in Pune.

Several media reports also claimed a call connection between MLA Sunil Tingre and Dr Ajay Taware in the early hours of May 20, but the senior official of the Pune Police refuted the claims saying no evidence has been established to probe into it.

Meanwhile, the father and grandfather of the teen accused have been in police custody till May 31 and the teen accused has been sent to a Juvenile justice home.