24 November, 2020

‘You Don’t Need The Exact Nature Of Poison’

The head of the forensic department at AIIMS who had led the team which conducted the autopsy on Sunanda Pushkar

‘You Don’t Need The Exact Nature Of Poison’
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In July last year, Sudhir Gupta, the head of the forensic department at the country’s premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences, who had led the team which conducted the autopsy on Sunanda Pushkar, alleged he was ‘pressured’ to act in an ‘unprofessional manner’ in the case. Gupta filed an affidavit in the Central Administrative Tribunal, after he was summarily removed from his post. CAT has since ordered that he will continue as chief. He spoke to Anuradha Raman after the Delhi Police said Sunanda’s death was possibly murder. Excerpts from the interview:

There are media reports suggesting that the viscera samples of Suna­nda Pushkar will be sent abroad for further testing after the medical report you had written said her death was unnatural? What will such a move achieve?

I feel there is no need to know the exact name of the poison or...

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