Doctors Tamper With Blood Samples In Pune Porsche Accident Case

Doctors Tamper With Blood Samples In Pune Porsche Accident Case

Doctors Tamper With Blood Samples In Pune Porsche Accident Case

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PUNE, May 29, 2024 – In a significant development in the Pune Porsche accident case, it has been revealed that two doctors from Sassoon Hospital tampered with the blood samples of the minor accused. 

The police investigation uncovered that Dr. Ajay Taware, Dr. Srihari Halnor, and Dr. Ajay Ghatakambale conspired to change the blood sample of the minor driver involved in the accident. 

According to senior police officers, Dr. Taware advised construction businessman Vishal Agarwal to alter the blood sample, ensuring that it would not show alcohol consumption.

The incident in question occurred on the night of May 18 in Kalyaninagar, where a speeding luxury car collided with a two-wheeler, resulting in the death of two individuals. Eyewitnesses claimed that the minor driving the car was under the influence of alcohol. Following this, the minor was taken to Sassoon Hospital for a medical examination on the morning of May 19. The police later discovered that the blood sample taken for examination was switched.

The head of the forensic medicine laboratory at Sassoon Hospital, Dr. Ajay Taware, along with Emergency Department Medical Officer Dr. Ajay Ghatakambale and Dr. Srihari Halnor, were found to be involved in the tampering. All three have been arrested and are currently in police custody, with the crime branch conducting further investigations.

Dr. Taware reportedly advised Vishal Agarwal to change the blood sample to prevent any indication of alcohol consumption in the report, which would benefit the minor’s case. Consequently, the blood of the minor accused was taken but not submitted for examination; instead, the blood of another person was provided. A senior police officer confirmed this manipulation.

In exchange for tampering with the evidence, Dr. Halnor received three lakh rupees, keeping two and a half lakh rupees for himself and giving Rs 50,000 to Dr. Ghatakambale. The police have since seized this money from both doctors. The police have also conducted searches at the residences of the accused.

Dr. Ajay Taware, Dr. Srihari Halnor, and Ajay Ghatakambale will face charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The necessary procedures have been initiated to ensure that they are held accountable for their actions.

The case continues to unfold, with further investigations expected to shed more light on the extent of the tampering and the involvement of other individuals.