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FSL Doctor Vinod Jain booked for changing blood samples in BMW hit and run case

The case involved Siddharth Maharia, son of BJP legislator Nand Kishore Maharia. Vinod Jain was the in-charge of the team that examined the forensic evidences in the case.

February 1, 2018, 1:05 am

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Jaipur: The city police has registered an FIR against Dr Vinod Jain, a doctor with Forensic Science Lab (FSL) in Jaipur for allegedly changing blood samples in the infamous BMW hit and run case involving Siddharth Maharia, son of BJP legislator Nand Kishore Maharia. Vinod Jain was the in-charge of the team that examined the forensic evidences in the case. The case of forgery was registered against Dr Jain following an enquiry by the Rajasthan home department. The enquiry found that the blood sample was changed to suggest that Siddharth was not under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly killed three people and injured five others by recklessly driving his BMW car. The mishap had occurred on July 1, 2016. After the police received the report, SHO Shashtri Nagar Mahaveer Prasad registered the FIR against Dr Vinod Jain. “The FIR has been registered under various sections of the IPC pertaining to forgery, cheating in the delivery of valuable property, producing false evidence, corruption in making of the report during a judicial proceeding, causing the disappearance of evidence with the intention of shielding the offender, and criminal conspiracy,” said a police officer. A breath analyzer test conducted on Siddharth had suggested that he was under the influence of alcohol. The police also obtained CCTV footages from the hotels where the accused had allegedly consumed alcohol with his friends. But when the blood samples were sent for a forensic examination, the report said that no trace of alcohol was fond in Siddharth’s blood. The state home department enquiry found that the samples had been changed.

First published: January 17, 2018