Freeway accident: Medical report not ready, Gadkar's bail hearing adjourned

Defence argues that the lawyer needs urgent medical care, saying that she had visible injuries on her body

The Kurla Metropolitan Magistrate court on Wednesday adjourned the bail plea hearing of Janhavi Gadkar to June 22, as the jail authorities did not submit the medical report, which the court had asked for, during the last hearing.

Janhavi Gadkar’s advocate Mahesh Sabnis had earlier told the court that the accused’s left forearm was paining, and requested medical treatment at any government hospital. File pic
Janhavi Gadkar’s advocate Mahesh Sabnis had earlier told the court that the accused’s left forearm was paining, and requested medical treatment at any government hospital. File pic

Gadkar’s advocate Mahesh Sabnis said, “The medical report which was expected today was not produced by the jail authorities, so the matter was adjourned. We just want to ensure that proper medical care should be given to Janhavi, as her injuries are very much visible.”

The medical report is expected next Monday (June 22), after which the court is likely to hear the bail application. While the police have filed their objections, Gadkar’s bail application says that Section 304 (2) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC, had been “mechanically applied by the police” and that it does not fit the facts of the case.

Advocate Niteen Pradhan appeared before the court and said that he would represent the deceased’s family and would also help the court. Police officials informed the court that the accused had been taken to JJ Hospital for a check-up, and that report was yet to come in from the doctor’s end.

Family says
A sister of the deceased Salim Sabuwala, who was there in court, told mid-day, “The DCP has ensured we will get justice. Is this what Gadkar learnt in her books, that one should drink and drive and kill people? I have lost my brother; his daughters are in depression... they are not eating, just saying that they want their father.”

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