Nagpur, Jun 9 : The Bombay High Court has directed Maharashtra Government to implement a new set of rules related to forensic medical examination of sexually assaulted victims.
A Nagpur bench of the HC comprising Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and P D Kode yesterday asked the Government to circulate the new guidelines, prepared by Indrajit Khandekar, a forensic medicine expert, to all hospitals and police stations, and file a compliance report after eight weeks.
The direction was given on a PIL filed on the basis of a report by Khandekar, Assistant Professor in Department of Forensic Medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram.
The report is titled `Pitiable & Horrendous Quality of Forensic Medical Examination of Sexually Assaulted Victims’.
The PIL was filed by Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee (Nagpur) Ranjana Pardhi and a local lawyer, Vijay Patil.