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Tharoor did not influence Sunanda Pushkar’s autopsy, says Tribunal

Tharoor did not influence Sunanda Pushkar’s autopsy, says Tribunal
A CAT bench, comprising of members Raj Vir Sharma and Ashok Kumar, dismissed the plea of Sudhir Kumar Gupta, Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, alleging that AIIMS had illegally purged his seniority with “malafide intention”, to punish him for refusing to act unprofessionally in the Sunanda Pushkar autopsy matter.

“The email sent by Shashi Tharoor, the then Union Minister, to Dr Rajiv Bhasin, on January 26, 2014, and the notice dated June 2, 2014 issued by Dr Adarsh Kumar, Member Secretary, Medical Board, AIIMS do not reveal anything to show that any pressure was put on the applicant to submit a tailor-made autopsy report in Sunanda Pushkar’s case,” the panel said.

The CAT, in its order, rejected Dr Gupta’s claim that one OP Murty, also a doctor, was promoted after purging his seniority with the purpose to obtain a tailor-made report in the case.
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