Sunday, 23 March 2008


It happens once, you call it a coincidence.
It happens again you shrug you shoulders, reluctantly perhaps, but
still let it pass.
It happens the third time, you catch it by the balls and not let go.
Guys, its time to lash out.
The volume of suspect and shady reportage in the Scarlett Keeling murder has crossed every limit of tolerance. Its too naive to conclude that a section of the media has failed to see through the compromised forensic, doc Silvano Sapeco's smoke screen. Its too foolish to assume that the media simply swallows what Sapeco has fed them.
There appears to be a mercenary element involved here.
The combined reportage of CNN-IBN and The Navhind Times has defied reason a bit too many times.

We have raised this issue a couple of times earlier in these two posts
Then there was a lull for a few days. The arrival of the viscera report has spurred Rauf Baig and Pramod Acharya of CNN-IBN to file another flurry of plants all emanating from Dr Silvano Sapeco, the same forensic whose shady and bizarre first and autopsy report was nothing short of a compromised piece of document.
The fresh batch of stories includes this misleading story on CNN-IBN. The story aims to bolster an earlier false story the channel tried to sell to its readers/viewers. The story had tried to peddle the same ridiculous logic that the Navhind Times had also resorted to earlier, that Dr Sapeco had "orally" informed the cops about the homicide, after submitting his first autopsy report, which attributed Scarlett's death due to drowning.
The latest story tries to add another spin to viscera report. While the cops had never maintained that Scarlett's death was due to drug overdose, the story claims that cops had stated so earlier and that latest developments had proved otherwise. The report tries to resurrect lies which the channel's representatives had given birth to earlier.
Then there is the latest report in The Navhind Times which again tries its level best to save Dr Sapeco's skin by lying again in exactly the same manner CNN-IBN has. Read the last link to see how the Navhind Times has lied through its teeth from day one while reporting this issue.
Questions must be asked of these two news organisations.
To let them go scot-free for this wilful squelching and tampering of facts would not bode well for the media in Goa.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's something I want to know.

Is the forensics dept.supposed to do a 'thorough' investigation for every corpse? Or do they do a 'superficial' one if no foul play is suspected by the cops?

I mean if each thorough post mortem takes 5 hours, then how many hours are the docs expected to work. Do they have night shift?

24 March 2008 at 02:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to add to the earlier comment.

Do the Brits test all their corpses for radiation poisoning?

As they did for Alexander Litvinenko?

or do they do superficial post mortem if no foul play is suspect?

24 March 2008 at 02:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it time that this SAPECO guy gets a kick on his butt?
I mean he is unprofessional in handling such controversial cases.

24 March 2008 at 04:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sapeco is a disgrace to the field of medical science. Perhaps he should join Congress party in Goa.

24 March 2008 at 08:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there an Act or Rules by which a post mortem is carried out?

No journo is Goa/India seems to quote the procedures(if any) as stated above.

CNN-IBN now calls the case as a "CNN-IBN Impact".
NDTV is no better.

BTW, I'm sure Nerlon Albuquerque will be reinstated, for the police have a very weak case. He could get himself reinstated much quicker if someone is willing to hire for him say Adv. Satish Maneshinde or Adv. Ram Jethmalani.
A suspended govt. employee, gets paid half salary, does no work and thereby causes loss to the tax payer. He gets the other half in a lumpsum when he's reinstated.

24 March 2008 at 16:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't anyone concerned with the BJP's virtual silence on all of this? Mr. Parrikar would never let a single opportunity go by wherein he could toss some bricks at the current government.... Look guys, this is indeed fishy.... Mr. parrikar has some skeletons in the closet and probably some of them havn't been autopsied a second time????

25 March 2008 at 07:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean by ctach it by the balls. If this is'nt vulgar language, i don't know what is. You edit the comments posted on the blog, but who edits your posts.
You were telling herald to mind its language, NOW YOU (PENPRICKS) MIND YOUR LANGUAGE.

25 March 2008 at 11:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon :25 March 2008 07:24

Dayanand Mandrekar is to BJP, what Jitendra Deshprabhu is to Cong.

Does this put things into perspective?

25 March 2008 at 19:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 March 2008 11:25 Anon,

Some people are more equal than others.

25 March 2008 at 19:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sapeco will be reinstated.
I can guaran-damn-tee it!

Will some kind soul be willing to hire Adv. Satish Maneshinde or Adv. Ram Jethmalani, for him!

25 March 2008 at 19:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted an editorial by Derrick Almeida.

25 March 2008 at 21:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sure can dish it out, but you can't take it, can you?

Comments that point to your real identities and your absence of ethics don't make it to these columns.

Since you aren't going to publish this anyway, let me say it out loud:


26 March 2008 at 15:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you think you can just slander others? Pramod Acharya is a good HARDWORKING reporter, unlike the HARDLY-WORKING types that spend their work day editing this blog and cheating on their employers.

Those that place matka bets at midnight near National shouldn't pen pricks.

26 March 2008 at 15:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last anon, Tell us the names of journos who place Matka bets.

Would you please take a pic (even mobile pic will suffice) of them, if possible?

26 March 2008 at 23:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jurnos who place matka bets;
Robin A
Ashwin T's new maid

Cya at National tonight

28 March 2008 at 06:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....matka bets

Isn't Robin A in Belgaum?

Sorry bud, I don't bet ... ya maybe a ktc lottery, that too is now passé.

The best part I like is the bit about

Ashwin T's maid placing a bet. (hahaha) Just wondering whether that's an outsourced job?

28 March 2008 at 23:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin A prefers Kalyan (sorry, he's a queer) and yes he is in Belgaum but travels home on weekends.

As for you, you liar, you were there last night!

Yes, its true Ashwin T has outsourced his jurno job to his maid.

28 March 2008 at 23:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

26 March 2008 15:36

It's easy for management to catch employees using the internet for quetionable purposes.

Just install special spy software on each terminal or connect all terminals to a proxy server and monitor the websites accessed from there.

I suspect that one chap is a retired old fossil while the other is a 33+ yr, smart-alic ex dempoite.

29 March 2008 at 01:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon: 28 March 2008 23:41
very funny, sorry bud, I wasn't there.

I was talking about Ashwin having outsourced his matka booking. (maid as his proxy, for taking bets)

29 March 2008 at 01:08  

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