When advocate Thakare replied in the negative, the court said the same should have been done.
Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch Thursday informed the Bombay high court that it will complete its investigation into the Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case within two weeks, and requested the court not to grant bail to the three accused doctors. The court also directed Dr Tadvi’s parents to submit their reply at the next hearings.
Justice Sadhana Jadhav asked special public prosecutor Raja Thakare whether the police had informed the MCI and the Medical Council of Maharashtra (MCM) about the case lodged against the three medical practitioners.
When advocate Thakare replied in the negative, the court said the same should have been done. The MCI and the MCM are medical education regulating bodies, which deal with various aspects of the profession.
The remark was made by Justice Sadhana Jadhav while hearing the bail applications filed by the three women doctors, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of their junior colleague, Dr Tadvi, at civic-run Nair Hospital. The three doctors – Hema Ahuja, Ankita Khandelwal and Bhakti Mehare – last week moved the high court against a June 24 special court order rejecting their bail pleas.
The high court told the state government Thursday, “When criminal cases are lodged against registered medical practitioners, the police should inform the Medical Council of India (MCI) and its equivalent body in Maharashtra about the same.”