Payal Tadvi suicide case: Mumbai Crime Branch gets partial custody of 3 doctors

Bombay High Court refuses to give full custody

June 06, 2019 02:06 pm | Updated December 03, 2021 08:42 am IST - Mumbai:

One of the accused doctors being taken to the court from Nagpada police station.

One of the accused doctors being taken to the court from Nagpada police station.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to give the Crime Branch full custody of three doctors accused of abetting fellow professional Payal Tadvi’s suicide.

A single Bench of Justice S.S. Shinde granted partial custody of Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal, all third-year resident doctors currently in judicial custody.

The court allowed the Crime Branch to have the doctors in their custody from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The case was transferred to the Crime Branch from the Agripada police station on May 30. The next day, the case was heard before the city civil and sessions court and the accused were remanded in judicial custody. The Crime Branch then did not get the opportunity to conduct their own probe, an officer said.

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