Sunanda Pushkar case: Tharoor did not influence autopsy report, says Tribunal

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There is nothing on record to suggest that Dr Sudhir Gupta of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was pressurized to submit a tailor made autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, a Central Administrative Tribunal has held.

The Central Administrative Tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Dr Gupta who had alleged that he was under pressure to submit a tailor made report in connection with the autopsy of Sunanda Pushkar.

'Tharoor did not influence autopsy'

A bench of the tribunal which comprised Raj Vir Sharma and Ashok Kumar also held that the malice that has been alleged by Dr Gupta is baseless. The tribunal also ruled that Shashi Tharoor, husband of Sunanda Pushkar had made no attempt to influence the autopsy report.

I was told to cover up the matter

In his plea, Dr Gupta who conducted the autopsy of Sunanda Pushkar had alleged that he was under pressure to cover up the matter. He also alleged that there was a deliberate attempt to sideline him and also oust him.

There was a deliberate conspiracy to oust me as I had taken a professional and also an ethical stance in the Sunanda Pushkar case. This had not gone down too well with many and they tried to oust me, Dr Gupta had also claimed.

There was no pressure says tribunal

After a detailed hearing on the matter, the tribunal held that there was no pressure on Dr Gupta as has been alleged by him. There is nothing on record to reveal that there was pressure exerted to submit an autopsy report that was tailor made, the tribunal also held.

The tribunal held that the allegations are baseless and the malice alleged by Dr Gupta are not correct.

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