Five including a doctor booked by Vigilance Bureau
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) have booked five persons including a doctor and his assistant for taking bribe in lieu of issuing a false medico legal report (MLR). In this case one of accused, who has been working as a class four employee in the civil hospital Ferozepur, has been arrested.
Ferozepur January 23, 2024: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) have booked five persons including a doctor and his assistant for taking bribe in lieu of issuing a false medico legal report (MLR). In this case one of accused, who has been working as a class four employee in the civil hospital Ferozepur, has been arrested.
While divluging details, the VB spokesperson said in this case, five accused have been booked under section 7, 7-A of prevention of corruption act and 193, 465, 466, 471, 120-B of IPC which included Dr Shashi Bhushan, posted at civil hospital Ferozepur and his assistant Ram Prasad alias Chotu, a class four employee in the hospital besides three private persons namely Rekha, her father Shammi and mother Asha, all residents of cantonment area.
He further informed that during the investigation of a complaint in this regard, it was found that the complainant Tarsem had a quarrel with his wife Rekha in which his right hand bone and left leg bone were broken by his in-laws on July 9, 2020. In this regard a case in police station, Ferozepur city had been registered against his wife Rekha, mother-in-law Asha, father-in-law Sammi, and brother-in-law Sonu.
The complainant informed the VB that It on February 24, 2021, he had checked through his mobile phone application, that his wife Rekha and her family members were giving bribe to the assistant Ram Parsad which was to be handed over to Dr. Shashi Bhushan for issuing a false MLR so as to register a forged case against the complainant Tarsem.The VB spokesperson said that Chhotu was playing the role of middleman in the negotiations for accepting and further passing the bribe to accused doctor.
The spokesperson further added that on the basis of this false MLR a police case was registered against Tarsem and his father Rafiq. During the probe the said MLR was found to be a false according to the records obtained from the Civil Hospital Ferozepur. The complainant submitted a CD to the VB as an evidence against above said family members of his in-laws including Ram Prasad and Dr. Shashi Bhushan which established that the medical certificate which was issued was fake.
He further informed that on basis of investigation by VB range Ferozepur, an FIR had been registered against all the accused and one of the accused Ram Prasad had been arrested . The VB spokesperson said that a hunt is on to arrest the remaining accused. Further investigation into this case was under progress, he said.