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Proof has not been tampered, says CID

india Updated: Sep 07, 2006 14:28 IST
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THE CID has refuted the charges that the Madhya Pradesh police are trying to suppress the investigation into the case involving death of Prof H S Sabharwal during student union polls in Ujjain.

Additional Director General of Police (CID) Vijay Raman on Wednesday said that the investigation is going on the right direction. Regarding reports that the samples of viscera and heart of Prof Sabharwal sent from Medico-Legal Institute Bhopal to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College (MGM) at Indore were received in unsealed envelope, Raman said that it was incorrect to say that either the samples were tampered with or the envelope was not sealed.

“It is the case of medical experts at one place seeking the opinion of the other experts and the Director of Medico-Legal Institute Dr Satpathy has written his note on the sample and the police don’t have any role in that as it is between the medical experts”, he added. 

In a hurriedly called press conference at night after reports in certain channels about tampering with the samples, Raman said that it was absolutely out of question to think that the Medico-Legal Institute had send the envelopes unsealed.

Meanwhile, sources in the CID say that it is all a part of process otherwise it is already crystal-clear in postmortem that Prof Sabharwal’s death was as a result of ribs that had broken and caused the lungs to choke rather than a cardiac arrest. He hadn’t eaten and naturally the viscera report wouldn’t yield much but as part of procedure they are to be sent and got examined, said a source in the CID.