Vigilance Bureau registers corruption case against Doctor, his assistant, three others

Arrests class-IV employee for receiving bribe

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The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, has registered a corruption case against five accused including a doctor and his assistant for taking bribe  in lieu of issuing a false medico legal report (MLR). In this case an accused employee of civil hospital Ferozepur has been arrested. 

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB 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-IV employee in the hospital besides three private persons namely Rekha, her father Shammi and mother Asha, all residents of Khateek Mandi, Ferozepur Cantonment. 

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 09.07.2020. 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 24.02.2021, he had checked through his mobile phone application, that his wife Rekha and her family members were giving bribe to the above mentioned class-4 employee Ram Prasad alias Chhotu 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. 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 the said 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 the falseness of issuing a fake medical certificate in lieu of taking a huge bribe from the said accused. 

He further informed that on basis of investigation by VB range Ferozepur, this case has been registered against all the accused and arrested an employee Ram Prasad. The VB is on the hunt to arrest the remaining accused. Further investigation into this case was under progress, he said.