“How do they (AIIMS) know there’s no pressure on me? Who were they to clarify...? What was the hurry to call a press conference?" AIIMS forensic department head Sudhir Gupta said.

AIIMS forensic department head on Thursday stuck to his controversial claim that pressure was brought on him to manipulate the post mortem report on former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

A day after the premier health institute denied his claim, Sudhir Gupta said, “I stand by what I said.”

“How do they know there’s no pressure on me? Who were they to clarify that there’s no pressure on me? What was the hurry to call a press conference?” he said.

He was asked about the AIIMS rejecting allegations levelled by him.

“Not only the post-mortem of Sunanda Pushkar, but in a number of cases post-mortem reports were finalised by me as per the principle and practise of medicine and as per its ethical and legal norm. I have never succumbed to any pressure in my life,” Dr. Gupta told PTI.

He said all his reports are bona fide.

Rejecting the charge of Dr. Gupta, the AIIMS had said there was no evidence that any pressure from outside was put on him (Dr. Sudhir Gupta) to alter the autopsy report.

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