Court dismisses regular bail application of Dr Gurprit Gill, MD of Adesh Medical College Bhatinda accused in admitting ineligible students and issuing D-Pharmacy certificates

Additional District and Sessions court Ludhiana on Wednesday dismissed the regular bail plea of of accused Dr Gurprit Gill, MD of Adesh Medical College Bhatinda who has been arrested by the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) for admitting ineligible candidates and issuing D-Pharmacy degrees in a fraudulent manner in connivance with Registrars and officials of Punjab State Pharmacy Council (PSPC).

Court dismisses regular bail application of Dr Gurprit Gill, MD of Adesh Medical College Bhatinda accused in admitting ineligible students and issuing D-Pharmacy certificates -

Additional District and Sessions court Ludhiana on Wednesday dismissed the regular bail plea of of accused Dr Gurprit Gill, MD of Adesh Medical College Bhatinda who has been arrested by the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) for admitting ineligible candidates and issuing D-Pharmacy degrees in a fraudulent manner in connivance with Registrars and officials of Punjab State Pharmacy Council (PSPC).

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB told that in this regard the Bureau has already registered a criminal case under FIR No. 17 dated 8.12.2023 under sections 420, 465, 466, 468, 120-B of IPC and section 7, 7-A, 8, 13 (1)(a) read with 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act at Economic Offences Wing of VB police station Ludhiana range against former registrars and officials of PSPC including owners/principals of private Pharmacy colleges and others for committing irregularities in facilitating admissions, registration and issuing licences of D-Pharmacy to the ineligible students studying in private colleges.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Gurprit Gill was arrested on 15.01.2024 and produced in court on next day but his advocate has produced his medical record of Surgery. On his plea the Ludhiana court ordered to get him examine from civil hospital Ludhiana. A medical board of the hospital comprising three specialists has referred him to PGI Chandigarh on the same day ie 16.01.2024 and he was admitted at the PGI Chandigarh, under judicial custody of VB. After examining by a board of specialists he has been relieved from the PGI on January 24, 2024. 

He further added that in this case besides above mentioned accused Dr Gurpreet Singh Gill, the VB has been able to arrest Sarabjit Singh Brar, Principal of Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research Bhatinda, R.S. Ramakodi, Principal of Lala Lajpat Rai College, Sehna, in Barnala district in the year 2013 and Baljinder Singh Bajwa, Principal of Lala Lajpat College of Pharmacy Moga in the year 2011. In this case the VB has earlier arrested accused Parveen Kumar Bharadwaj and Dr Tejvir Singh, both former Registrars of PSPC along with Superintendent Ashok Kumar. In addition to this, 9 Pharmacists have also been nominated and arrested in this case. 

Giving more details of this case the spokesperson further added that in order to fill the vacant seats in D-Pharmacy institutions, the owners/principals of private colleges allegedly admitted students from other states in connivance with the above mentioned Registrars and officials of PSPC without obtaining mandatory migration certificates, accepting significant bribes from unsuspecting candidates. Moreover, several students obtained admission to the D-pharmacy course by possessing the requisite 10+2 educational qualifications in medical or non-medical streams privately whereas it has to be passed in regular classes and by attending science practicals.

The said officials have been found indulged in making bribe money to owners / principals of private pharmacy colleges for getting issued forged and fabricated 10+2 certificates and D-Pharmacy certificates from different institutions and fake registration certificates from PSPC in a fraudulent manner. 

Further investigation in this case was under progress to further scrutinize the roles of other officials, employees, and clerks of PSPC, along with individuals associated with private colleges, he added.


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