Court disposes of anticipatory bail plea of suspended GMC doctor




The District and Sessions Court, Panaji disposed of anticipatory bail application of Dr Edmundo Rodrigues, the suspended head of the department of forensic medicine and toxicology, GMC and has directed the crime branch police to give Dr Rodrigues 48 hours advance notice in case of his arrest in connection with the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) body goof-up case.

It may be recalled that during the hearing of the anticipatory bail application, the crime branch police informed the court that Rodrigues will be given 48 hours notice if custodial interrogation is required.

The Agacaim police on September 29 had registered an FIR against staff of department of forensic science medicine and toxicology and the case was subsequently transferred to the crime branch. Exposing gross negligence, the GMC ‘erroneously’ disposed of the body of Januz Gonsalves (24) from Aldona in place of an unclaimed corpse.

In connection with the case, Dr Rodrigues, the suspended junior technician Machindranath Jalmi and the suspended postmortem attendant Prakash Narvekar have been questioned. Police have attached a device which contains CCTV footage from the department of forensic medicine and toxicology in connection with the case.