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Payal Tadvi Suicide: SC Permits Accused Doctors to Re-Enter College and Resume Studies [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 11 Oct 2020 12:43am

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On Thursday (08 October 2020), Supreme Court allowed the doctors who are accused of abetting the suicide of Dr. Payal Tadvi to re-enter the college and the hospital to pursue their courses of study further. The three doctors who were accused of abetting the suicide, Dr. Ankita Kailash Khandelwal, Dr. Hema Suresh Ahuja, and Dr. Bhakti Arvind Mehare, humiliated and passed contemptuous and defamatory comments about Dr. PayalTadvi’s caste. The Bombay High Court, while granting conditional bail has said that the accused doctors will not be allowed inside the BYL Nair Hospital premises during the bail period.

The bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit, Vineet Saran, and Ajay Rastogi observed while allowing their appeals said that, “if the law presumes an accused to be innocent till his guilt is proved, the appellants as presumably innocent persons, are entitled to all the fundamental rights including the right to liberty guaranteed under article 21 of the Constitution and entitled to pursue their course of study so long as the exercise of a said right does not hamper smooth conduct and project of the prosecution.”

Earlier, the Court asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) about giving permission to the accused doctors to migrate them to any other college or institution but the MCI submitted before the Court, that students who registered themselves for Post Graduate medical courses are supposed to be under a particular guide and complete the entire course under the supervision of that guide only. Therefore, “under no circumstances, migration is permissible” for students undergoing… Continue Reading...

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