Updated May 28th, 2024 at 10:49 IST

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: The Maharashtra government on Monday constituted a three-member panel after the arrest of two doctors and an employee in blood sample tampering case.

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Pune: The Maharashtra government on Monday constituted a three-member panel after the arrest of two doctors and an employee from Pune's Sassoon General Hospital for tampering blood sample of the super rich brat accused in the Pune Porsche Crash case. 

The 17-year-old accused driver rammed the speeding Porsche into a motorcycle, killing two young IT professionals, on May 19. The Pune Police claimed that the accused was under alcohol influence at the time of accident. 

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Addressing the Media on May 27, Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar admitted the cover-up in the Porsche crash case to shield the accused, son of a rich Pune-based realtor.

The Pune top cop claimed that doctors in Sassoon General Hospital had collected the blood sample of a teen driver, accused in the Pune Porsche accident case, and the same day it was replaced with those of another person who had not consumed alcohol, before discarding it in a dustbin.

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Pune Porsche Murder: 10 Developments

  1. State Govt Forms Committee: The Maharashtra government has formed a three-member committee and directed them to visit Pune today, May 28. Dr Vinayak Kale, Dean of Sassoon General Hospital, has been instructed to cooperate with the committee during the investigation.
  2. Three Arrested in Blood Sample Tampering: The Pune Crime Branch arrested Dr Ajay Taware, head of the Forensic Medicine department at Sassoon Hospital; Dr Shrihari Halnor, the chief medical officer at the hospital; and Atul Ghatkamble, a staff member under Dr Taware for tampering the blood sample of the super brat.
  3. Rs 3 Lakh Bribe Recovered: The Pune Crime Branch on May 27 recovered Rs 3 lakh, allegedly given to doctors to change the blood sample of the accused minor. 
  4. Maharashtra Medical Council Takes Congnisance: According to reports, the quasi-judicial body Maharashtra Medical Council has issued notices to both doctors accused of switching blood samples.  
  5. Blood Sample Tampering Exposed: Despite CCTV footages prroving that the minor had alcohol before the accident, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report found no alcohol in the minor’s initial blood sample, raising suspicion of possible sample manipulation. another blood sample of the Super Rich Brat was sent to a Aundh government hospital where it matched with his father's DNA but the Sasoon Hospital DNA didn't match.
  6. Pune Super Brat's Father Held: The father of the accused 17-year-old boy who murdered two 24-year-old engineers with his Porsche was taken to the Crime Branch and officially arrested in an abduction case.
  7. Father Implicated in Blood Sample Probe: During a hearing at Pune court, the prosecution claimed the juvenile’s father, Vishal Agarwal, a realtor, instructed the doctors to change the blood samples. The investigation is underway to scrutinise his role in blood sample tampering case.
  8. Father Sent to Police Custody: In the case related to kidnapping of driver, the Pune court granted police custody of Visha Agarwal in Yerwada Central Jail. With this development, the total arrest in the case reached 10, with grandfather of the accused, 3 medical staff, and five other pub owners and staffers behind the bars.       
  9. Super Brat Kept in Juvenile Home: Amid nationwide outrage over bail to the accused, the Juvenile Justice Board sent him to an observation home until June 5 following a review. Additional charges under sections 201, 120-B, 467, 213, and 214 of the Indian Penal Code have been added against the juvenile in the crash case.
  10. Porsche Car Passes Technical Test:  A Porsche team on May 27 visited the Yerwada Police station to inspect the luxury car involved in the crash. However, no technical failures were identified in the car.  

 

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 10:49 IST