AIIMS forensic team report lacks credibility: Rajput’s family lawyer

New Delhi

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh on Wednesday claimed that the report submitted by the AIIMS forensic team “lacks credibility” and they have written to the CBI to constitute a fresh medical team to look into the case.

Demanding that the CBI investigate the conduct of the AIIMS team and probe “who all they have met in recent time”, the senior advocate said Rajput’s family will approach the court if a new forensic panel is not formed.

The lawyer said only the CBI can ascertain whether Rajput’s death was a case of suicide and that AIIMS has “no right” to say if it was suicide or hanging.

“We want to take all steps to ensure that a fair probe is conducted and we will even go to the court for formation of a new panel and get justice,” he said.

Rajput’s family wrote to the CBI on Wednesday alleging “unprofessional conduct” by AIIMS director Sudhir Gupta in leaking a forensic report of the late actor and sought a new panel for fair and proper assessment of his death.

The letter, sent through advocate Varun Singh and settled by senior advocate Singh, claimed that the leaked report, if correct, amounts to drawing a “biased and boastful” conclusion from insufficient evidence.

It stated that despite repeated efforts to get a copy of the report, there has been no response from Gupta.

The family has objected to the AIIMS report saying Gupta-headed forensic team was not submitting a post-mortem report but was only expressing its opinion on the findings of Cooper Hospital in Mumbai, where the actor’s body was taken after he was found hanging.

“Gupta has been giving media interviews about the sensitive case right from day one, questioning the doctors of Cooper Hospital for dubious autopsy and Maharashtra Police for hurried post-mortem and contamination and non-preservation of scene of crime,” the letter said, adding that there were several infirmities in the post-mortem report done at the Cooper Hospital.

Pointing infirmities, the letter said the post-mortem was done at night without there being any order of the Magistrate and the protocol was not followed as opined by several experts of forensic departments from all over the world.

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