Court asks police not to arrest PMCH principal

Patna,(BiharTimes):The special court hearing petition for anticipatory bail of the principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital, Dr Satyendra Nath Sinha, in the case related to assault on a Dalit medico, on Tuesday asked the police to take no coercive action against him.

IG-CID (Weaker Section) Anil Kishore Yadav, had on February 10, ordered Dr Sinha’s arrest after finding the medico Dr Alok Kumar’s accusation against the principal true. The latter had allegedly not allowed Dr Alok to enter the premises without apron and identity card. The IG, while issuing arrest order, had also rapped up Patna police for not doing justice to a Dalit. The assault incident took place on November 16 last year.

 However, the special court also asked the police to submit the case diary before February 17, the date of next hearing.

 Special public prosecutor Shyam Nandan Kumar Singh said the video clip of the scuffle between the two would also be submitted in the court to verify whether the principal had used any caste-related derogatory words against the medico to be booked under the SC/ST Act. Dr Alok had alleged that the principal had abused him in the name of his caste.

 Dr Sinha’s counsel J Rai said, the principal did not use any derogatory word. A minor scuffle took place between the two in which the principal is not liable to be booked under SC/ST Act. Rai also referred to the video of the incident.


Earlier, in a video that went viral, Dr S N Sinha was seen and heard beating college's PG (anaesthesia) student Dr Alok Kumar with a policeman’s stick and calling him names.


They both lodged police cases against each other.

 Finding the accusation against Dr Sinha true, Bihar Police's CID IG (Weaker Sections) Anil Kishore Yadav has ordered his arrest. Instead of investigating the two cases together, DSP Kailash Prasad submitted separate supervision reports, whimsically declaring the accusation against the PG student true quite early while delaying the investigation against Dr Sinha, the IG said at a Press conference in Patna on Saturday.

He referred to the investigation into the case and its supervision by Patna Police officers, including DSP (Town) Kailash Prasad, City SP (central) Chandan Kushwaha and DIG (central range) Shalin.

The IG had then said that DSP Prasad ignored the clinching evidence that the video is. Even eyewitnesses were not examined, he said, regretting SP Kushwaha and DIG Shalin mechanically agreed with the DSP's flawed findings.







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