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HC seeks record of doctor indicted in US for sexual offence

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the record of an Indian doctor indicted by a US court in 2011 for conducting unwarranted medical examitions on women patients, his plea bargain and other details. Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar called for the records on his conviction and settlements entered into with the victims before the US court, and posted the matter for July 19. The doctor was present in the hearing and sought plea bargaining. The High Court earlier took suo motu cognizance of a media report that the doctor barred from professiol practice by the US court is examining patients in Gurugram and Delhi. In plea bargain proceedings, the Investigating Officer, the Public Prosecutor, the victim of a crime, the complaint and the person accused of an offence join hands to voluntarily settle a pending crimil case to one another’s mutual satisfaction. The process is completely voluntary. (IANS)

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