Doctors Arrested for Evidence Tampering in Pune Crash Case

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  • Pune teen’s blood sample was thrown in dustbin, 2 doctors arrested
  • With the arrest, additional charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery, and destruction of evidence were added to the accident case.
  • Police say blood samples were switched to protect the accused minor
  • DNA tests confirmed blood samples were from two different individuals
  • The Pune Porsche crash case has been embroiled in controversy, with allegations of preferential treatment and underworld connections surrounding the accused’s family.
  • The tragic incident claimed the lives of two IT professionals, when the speeding Porsche, allegedly driven by the 17-year-old boy, collided with their bike.

In a significant development in the Pune Porsche crash case, two doctors, including the head of the forensics department at Sassoon Hospital, have been arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence. Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar announced the arrests on Monday, shedding light on the shocking revelation that the blood samples of the minor involved in the accident were replaced with those of another individual who had not consumed alcohol. Moreover, the original blood sample of the accused teenager was disposed of in a dustbin.

The incident unfolded on May 19 when the minor was taken to Sassoon Hospital for a medical check-up following the fatal crash. However, suspicions arose when the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report indicated no alcohol in the first sample, prompting further investigation. Subsequent DNA tests confirmed that the blood samples were from two different individuals, leading authorities to suspect foul play by the hospital staff to shield the accused juvenile.

Dr. Shrihari Halnor, who collected the blood sample from the minor, was arrested first, followed by the head of forensics, Dr. Ajay Taware. Commissioner Kumar revealed that Dr. Halnor confessed to switching the blood sample under Dr. Taware’s instructions, implicating both doctors in the evidence tampering.

With the arrest of the two doctors, additional charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery, and destruction of evidence were added to the accident case. Commissioner Kumar emphasized that despite no alcohol traces found in the second blood sample, the severity of the offense remains unchanged under section 304, culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The Pune Porsche crash case has been embroiled in controversy, with allegations of preferential treatment and underworld connections surrounding the accused’s family. The minor, initially granted bail, was later remanded to an observation home until June 5 amidst public outcry. Furthermore, the involvement of his father and grandfather, along with allegations of bribery and coercion, adds layers of complexity to the case.

The tragic incident claimed the lives of two IT professionals, Anish Awadhiya and Ashwini Koshta, when the speeding Porsche, allegedly driven by the 17-year-old boy, collided with their bike. In light of the families’ demands for a Supreme Court-monitored probe and trial, concerns over the impartial handling of the case persist, emphasizing the need for transparent and unbiased investigation procedures.

(With inputs from agencies)

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