Cops submit Mane’s medical report to court

Following a Pune court order,Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajendrasinh Mohite on Tuesday submitted ST bus driver Santosh Mane’s medical report of Yerawada Mental Hospital dated January 27.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:February 22, 2012 2:33 am

Following a Pune court order,Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajendrasinh Mohite on Tuesday submitted ST bus driver Santosh Mane’s medical report of Yerawada Mental Hospital dated January 27. The report was not yet submitted to the court.

The report states that Yerawada Mental Hospital psychiatrist Dr S J Mahamuni had examined Mane and then recommended to keep him in observation. “(Mane) is conscious,co-operative and communicative. He is also able to establish eye contact. He has no remorse/guilt of the incident. He has a delusion of persecution and black magic. According to the patient,he is disturbed for the last 10 days,has been hearing voices and says people are against him,” Dr Mahamuni stated.

The doctor said,“Mane said he is not getting proper sleep and his appetite has also been affected. He told us that he is suffering from psychiatric illness for the last 3-4 years. He took medicine from Dr Burte of Solapur for one year but then discontinued it on his own. Hence,he needs observation.” Dr Vikas Bhailume,superintendent of the mental hospital,added in his report that “Mane was hearing voices of his parents. He said the bus was flying in the air due to black magic”.

Mohite had appeared in person in the court to reply to a show-cause notice sent to the police about MSRTC driver Santosh Mane who went beserk and killed nine people and injured 31.

Judicial magistrate first class Umeshchandra More had issued a show-cause notice demanding explanation about why the police had sat on Sassoon General Hospital’s recommendation to send Mane to Yerawada Mental Hospital for two days. In reply to the show-cause notice,ACP Mohite submitted the January 27 report,quoted above.

Mane is currently lodged in Yerawada central prison. The court is likely to pass an order on his lawyer M K Agarwal’s plea to shift him to Yerawada Mental Hospital on Thursday.

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