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Jul 01, 2013 at 07:26pm IST

Anuradha Saha case: 17 doctors to face trial for criminal conspiracy

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday has orders 17 Kolkata doctors including former West Bengal medical council members to stand trial for criminal conspiracy in 1998 Anuradha Saha medical negligence case.

Among those who will face trial is West Bengal medical council former president Dr Ashok Chowdhury. One of the three Kolkata doctors accused of medical negligence in the case is Dr Sukumar Mukherjee, who is now 'chief adviser' of health for the Mamata Banerjee government.

Meanwhile, Anuradha Saha's husband Kunal Saha, who has been fighting this case from 1998, expressed happiness over the Calcutta High Court ruling. "Although these doctors did not treat my wife but they conspired to shield the crime, they tried to shield responsible person," Kunal said.

Expressing hope that this ruling will open doors for the policies to be change in Medical Council, Kunal said, "System must change, there must be some policing of Doctors too, and this case opens the doors. Medical Council must be transparent and honest. They should not be shielding their colleagues."

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