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Payal Tadvi case accused’s bail hearing deferred

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 31, 2019, 2:38 am IST
Updated : Jul 31, 2019, 3:01 am IST

Dr Tadvi, who belonged to the Scheduled Tribe community, committed suicide in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital on May 22.

The Bombay high court Tuesday adjourned for a week hearing on the bail application of the three arrested doctors in the Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case.
 The Bombay high court Tuesday adjourned for a week hearing on the bail application of the three arrested doctors in the Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case.

Mumbai: The Bombay high court Tuesday adjourned for a week hearing on the bail application of the three arrested doctors in the Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case.

Justice D.N. Naidu defe-rred hearing arguments on the bail pleas after the applicants’ lawyer reque-sted the court to grant him time to go through the charge sheet filed against his clients. He told the court that the charge sheet was in Marathi and hence, he needed some time to go through it.

 

The Mumbai crime branch, which is investigating the matter, filed the charge sheet against the three arrested doctors — Hema Ahuja, Ankita Khandelwal and Bhakti Mehare. The suicide note written by Dr Tadvi forms part of the charge sheet. The police was unable to find the original suicide note but the Kalina FSL was able to retrieve a photograph of the suicide note from Dr Tadvi’s mobile phone. In the note, Dr Tadvi has named the trio, holding them responsible for her extreme step.

Taking into consideration that provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act mandate a video recording of court proceedings of any case registered under the Act, the high court on July 25 directed its registry to make arrangements for a video recording of hearing the appeal filed by the trio, challenging the Sessions court order rejecting their bail pleas.

 

Dr Tadvi, who belonged to the Scheduled Tribe community, committed suicide in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital on May 22.

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