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Indian -origin surgeon Jayant Patel's appeal to be heard on Feb 10

Canberra, Tue, 24 Jan 2012 ANI

Canberra, Jan 24(ANI): Convicted Indian- origin surgeon Jayant Patel's appeal will be heard at an Australian High Court on February 10.


His appeal will be heard by video link between Canberra and Brisbane, The Courier Mail reports.


Patel, also dubbed as Doctor Death, was convicted of three counts of manslaughter and one case of grievous bodily harm, and sentenced to seven years in jail in June 2010


The convictions related to his tenure as a Bundaberg Base Hospital surgeon between March 2003 and April 2005.


The Queensland Court of Appeal had earlier rejected Patel's appeal against his conviction.atel will apply for leave to appeal to the High Court on several grounds, including the trial judge Justice John Byrne incorrectly interpreted the legislation under which the crown ran its case.


The high court application has a significant importance for Patel as he is still facing eight charges of fraud and attempted fraud in relation to gaining employment at the hospital. (ANI)


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