Sunanda Pushkar case: Bassi won’t consider intra-departmental misgivings

AIIMS director Dr MC Mishra has sought removal of Dr Sudhir Gupta as the head of forensic department after he accused the previous UPA govt of pressurising him to manipulate Sunanda Pushkar's post mortem report.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: June 2, 2015 7:12:58 pm

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday declined to look into intra-departmental misgivings between anyone, as AIIMS director Dr M C Mishra filed an affidavit before the Delhi High Court seeking to relieve head of the forensics department, Dr Sudhir Gupta from his responsibilities.

“We are not looking into any intra-departmental misgivings between anyone unless it impacts our investigation. So, I am not going to comment upon any intra-departmental misgivings,” Bassi said.

Meanwhile, Dr Gupta has asked for clarification over the stand of AIIMS faculty.

“AIIMS director Dr M C Mishra has filed an affidavit to appoint some other faculty in place of me as head of department. What I don’t think is right is that it has the approval of the AIIMS secretary and president, that is Union Health Minister J P Nadda. So, they have to clarify what is their stand, because they are also a party in the high court,” Dr Gupta told ANI.

“Dr Mishra has never written to me, saying that he wants to relieve me from the post of HoD. As per the CCS rules, he has to clarify that. Once the post is vacated, then anyone can be appointed,” he added.

Dr Gupta had earlier been at the centre of controversy after he had claimed that the then-UPA Government at the Centre had pressured him into manipulating the post mortem report on former union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar.

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