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No order yet from AIIMS to conduct a board meeting: Dr Sudhir Gupta on Sunanda Pushkar's death case

Friday, 4 July 2014 - 2:11pm IST | Agency: ANI

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, who had alleged that he was pressurised to alter Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report, today said that he has not yet received any orders from AIIMS to conduct a board meeting.

"I have not received any order from AIIMS to conduct a board meeting yet. The post mortem examination has been conducted by a medical board, including two other senior doctors and the reports are sealed in an envelope. Whenever any query comes the medical board will answer that," said Dr. Sudhir Gupta.

Dr. Gupta, who headed the team of experts conducting Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem, had alleged that he pressurized by former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Sunanda Pushkar's husband Shashi Tharoor to change the autopsy report.

Yesterday, however, he had said that the postmortem report was based on principles and norms of medical ethics.

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