Kolkata: Cops may seek legal help for NRS doctors’ statements | Kolkata News


KOLKATA: The police, who are probing the assault on doctors at the NRS Hospital in 2019, are likely to seek legal guidance from Lalbazar after three attempts to record the statements of doctors failed.
Though eight people were arrested in connection with the case, none of the key witnesses recorded their statements, making it difficult for the police to file a chargesheet and for the accused to get bail. “At present, the case has gone off the priority list. But it has not been shelved. We are keeping the court updated about the case,” said a police officer. What has come as the biggest setback so far is the cops’ failure to convince junior doctors Paribaha Mukhopadhyay and Yash Tekwani to record their statements, despite three notices being served to them under CrPC 91. “We need the statements to be recorded before a magistrate. We are yet to speak to Mukhopadhyay in detail about the case,” said the officer.
As per the CrPC 91, whenever any court or any officer-in-charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or statement is necessary for any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code, summons or written order may be issued to a person or persons in this regard.
“The police went to him multiple times, but were informed that he was still recovering and was not in a position to record his statement. Some other doctors of the hospital have also requested the two to be witnesses in the case,” sources said.

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