The Gujarat High Court on Thursday stayed the proceeding of a case filed against two doctors practising at a private health centre, Sterling Hospital, for the their alleged criminal negligence during the hip surgery of IPS officer Satish Verma last year.
Verma, who hit the headlines for investigating the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, had filed a case before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (Ahmedabad rural) against the hospital, two doctors and several other staff for negligence during the operation.
The lower court has so far issued process to the doctors, against which they approached the High Court. The doctor-duo, including Rikin Shah, had appealed in the High Court, seeking quashing of the case as well as for a stay against any further proceedings in this case.
They had stated that there is no evidence suggesting that there had been any negligence on their part. Verma had fallen in the bathroom and had to be admitted to the hospital, where he underwent hip surgery. He had alleged that due to the surgery he developed a limp, with his left leg becoming shorter than his right.