Munde couple told to appear before court by July 3

, TNN | Jun 7, 2012, 05.48AM IST


AURANGABAD: A Parli Vaijanath court on Tuesday served notices to doctor couple A Sudam and Saraswati Munde, wanted by the Parli police in connection with the death of Vijaymala Pattekar during a medical termination of pregnancy operation on May 18.

The couple has been asked to appear before the court by July 3.

Meanwhile, both approached the sessions court on Wednesday seeking bail in connection with the offences registered against them.

The court will hear the matter on June 12, said assistant government pleader Atul Tandale.

“The notice issued by chief judicial magistrate first class B P Khandelwal said the Mundes would be declared absconders if they failed to comply,” Tandale added.

The Parli police had registered an offence against the doctor couple under sections 304, 312, 314, 315 and 316 of the Indian Penal Code.

The sections are non-bailable.

The couple went missing after police added Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC for causing the death of a patient in their hospital, Tandale added.

On Tuesday, the prosecution informed the court about the doctors being untraceable, following which judge Khandelwal issued the notices. They were pasted outside their residence and the Parli tehsil office and the office of the Parli municipal council, Tandale said.

The couple was booked for causing Pattekar (32), a sugarcane harvester’s death during the operation, as she was suspected to be carrying a female foetus, on May 18.

The Munde hospital, owned by the couple, did not have permission to conduct sonography tests or the licence to perform a medical termination of pregnancy.

Beed’s superintendent of police Dattatreya Mandlik has requested the director general of police (DGP) to transfer the trial of the cases against the couple outside Beed district, fearing political pressure on witnesses and officials involved in the investigation.

Mandlik’s letter had said, “Sudam and Saraswati Munde enjoy considerable political support at the local level and on the basis of this support they have indulged in illegal activitie


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