The Agripada police was conducting the probe so far.
Mumbai: Considering the seriousness of Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide and demands from her family, the case has been transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch. Dr Tadvi’s family had earlier demanded that the case be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or Crime Branch.
Further investigation into Dr Tadvi's suicide has been transferred to the Crime Branch Thursday, a day after three doctors – Bhakti Mehere, Hema Ahuja and Ankita Khandelwal – were remanded to three-day police custody by a Sessions court. The Agripada police was conducting the probe so far.
Advocate Nitin Satpute representing the family of the deceased Dr Tadvi stated, “As per our demand to transfer the case to CBI or the Crime Branch and the discussion with Shiv Sena spokesperson Dr Neelam Gorhe and the CM, Dr Tadvi’s case has been transferred to the Crime Branch.”
He also said that the demand to transfer the case was made as the family felt that the case was not being properly investigated. According to him, the family suspected it to be a case of murder but this angle wasn’t being probed by the police.
Dr Gorhe also tweeted, “As per our demand to transfer the suicide case of Dr Tadvi to the Crime Branch, the CM has transferred the case. Senior lawyer from Mumbai, advocate Nitin Satpute had discussed this issue with me. The joint commissioner of police (crime) Santosh Rastogi informed about the case being transferred to the CB.”
Tribal panel seeks report from hosp
The state commission for scheduled castes/tribes (SC/ST) has asked the medical authorities of civic-run Nair Hospital to submit the detailed anti-ragging committee repo-rt, along with statements of the deceased Tadvi’s fellow colleagues, and minutes of the anti-ragging committee meeting held in the hospital in order to probe Tadvi’s suicide.
The commission has also asked for the post-mortem report and other statements. Dr Tadvi’s mother, spent the whole day at Agripada police station to give an in-depth statement to the police in front of the commission in order to get more details of the case.
Former judge C.L. Thool, chairperson of the commission, was present along with a few other commission members at the police station while the statement was recorded.
Mr Thool said, “We will study the report in detail and the report which we have has highlighted a few points regarding the investigation carried out so far, and also asked the concerned investigating officer to revisit the room where Dr Tadvi was fou-nd hanging.”
He further said, “We will be probing in detail whether there were any ragging incidents during the time of medical admissions and whether the students were made aware of anti-ragging rules.”