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BMW hit and run case: FIR against FSL doctor for changing blood sample

The doctor was involvement in the alleged changing of blood samples of Sidharth Maharia.

jaipur Updated: Jan 17, 2018 21:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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FSL officials investigate the mangled remains of the auto which the BMW hit. (HT File Photo )

Jaipur police have lodged an FIR against a forensic science lab (FSL) doctor after a state home department inquiry found his involvement in the alleged changing of blood samples of Sidharth Maharia, son of BJP legislator Nand Kishore Maharia, in the course of an investigation.

Sidharth is accused of killing three and injuring five after his BMW car rammed into an auto rickshaw and police PCR van on the intervening night of July 1 and 2, 2016. The incident took place near St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur.

The FIR was lodged by Sewshastri Nagar SHO Mahaveer Prasad on January 12 on the basis of home department’s report. Dr Vinod Jain, who was heading the FSL team in the case, has been charged with forgery, cheating in the delivery of valuable property, producing false evidence, corruption in making of the report during a judicial proceeding, causing the disappearance of evidence with the intention of shielding the offender, and criminal conspiracy.

The Jaipur police had conducted a breath analyzer test on Siddharth after the accident, which had shown that he was intoxicated. However, the blood sample report submitted in court by the FSL claimed that there was no trace of alcohol in Sidharth’s blood. Faced with the contradiction, the home department ordered an inquiry into the matter. Special secretary Devendra Dixit was in charge of the inquiry.

In the report, Dixit has stated that the blood sample in which alcohol wasn’t found is different from the sample taken on July 2 by the doctors. The report had found clear Dr Jain’s involvement in fudging the samples.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 21:41 IST