Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh has written a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Rishi Kumar Shukla after actress Rhea Chakraborty granted bail from the Bombay High Court. In the letter, objecting to the forensic investigation report submitted to the CBI by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Singh claims that it’s flawed and calls for re-examination by a distinct workforce. Vikas Singh mentioned, “This case should be referred to another forensic team formed by CBI.”
He additional wrote that the AIIMS workforce was “not doing a autopsy report however was solely to categorical its opinion with regard to the autopsy report achieved by the Cooper Hospital.” He added, “AIIMS didn’t have the privilege of inspecting the physique of Sushant Singh Rajput and thus forming a first-hand opinion about the reason for demise.”
#SushantSinghRajput‘s family lawyer Vikas Singh writes a letter to CBI Director, raising objections over forensic examination report submitted by AIIMS to CBI & calling it faulty.
The letter reads, “Matter wants to be referred to one other forensic workforce to be constituted by CBI.” pic.twitter.com/Jlnnusf37C
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The letter said that despite several efforts to get a copy of the report, there was no response from AIIMS board head Dr Sudhir Gupta. “I’m accordingly penning this letter on the premise that the information report concerning the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) opinion is appropriate.” “The leaked report, if appropriate, quantities to drawing a biased and boastful conclusion from inadequate proof,” the legal team said.
The letter further read, “Dr Sudhir Gupta has been giving media interviews concerning the delicate case proper from Day One, questioning Cooper Hospital docs for the ‘doubtful’ post-mortem and Maharashtra Police for a hurried autopsy and contamination and non-preservation of the scene of crime.”
The letter also pointed to various other infirmities like the post-mortem done at the Mumbai hospital in the night without any Magistrate’s order for such an exercise, no videotaping of autopsy, and non-preservation of sufficient viscera for future examination. In the letter, the legal team said that Cooper Hospital doctors’ post-mortem report did not mention injuries on the body and thus no opinion on the cause of such injuries. “The protocol essential to be noticed in such post-mortems was not adopted, as opined by a number of forensic consultants from all over the world,” the legal team observed.
The legal team also raised questions on the conduct of Dr Sudhir Gupta.
“The conduct of Dr Gupta is unethical, unprofessional, and in contravention of presidency service conduct guidelines and MCI tips. This prison misadventure on his half has undermined the general public belief in a premier establishment like AIIMS.”
“It has created doubts within the minds of hundreds of thousands of individuals concerning the equity of investigation,” it further added.
The legal team asserted that the AIIMS report, if at all, could have only specified the cause of death, that is, by hanging and could not have gone on to say that it was a case of suicide because that is something which only the CBI can decide after complete investigation.
“The CBI can also inquire into the circumstances that led Dr Gupta to bask in such unprofessional conduct that threatens to jeopardise the course of investigation and assist wrong-doers escape the clutches of regulation. It is requested solely such medical report that’s true appraisal of obtainable proof is relied upon and never the current one which patently appears to be a fictional concoction to assist the culprits,” said the legal team.
The AIIMS panel report questioned the absence of timing of death in the Cooper Hospital’s autopsy report and pointed towards dimly-lit post-mortem room at the Mumbai hospital, sources said, adding that poisoning angle too was ruled out.
Sushant’s autopsy was done by three Cooper Hospital doctors on June 14 night.
The CBI officials have remained tight-lipped on the AIIMS report.
Dr Gupta, meanwhile, in a statement said that the AIIMS Medical Board has expressed very clearly and conclusively its final medico-legal opinion in this case.
He said that the contents of the opinion shared with the CBI cannot be shared with anyone as the matter is sub judice.
A team of AIIMS Forensic Department was roped in by the CBI to give its medico-legal opinion into the death of Sushant.
(With IANS inputs)