A medical representative, who posed himself as a doctor of AIIMS and allegedly cheated over Rs one lakh from a critically ill patient, has been denied anticipatory bail by a Delhi court, which said such persons are "real danger" to the society.
"On the the basis of these prescriptions, it can be seen that though not qualified as a doctor, the accused was allegedly treating Indernil (patient) for serious kidney problem," Additional Sessions Judge Pratibha Rani said.
The court dismissed the bail application of Supriyo Mukherjee, a resident of Hari Nagar here, who has been charged under various provisions of the IPC, dealing with cheating, causing grievous hurt and impersonation.
"Persons like the applicant (Mukherjee), who allegedly play with the life of innocent persons who come on the faith that they are in expert hands to get better treatment for their ailment, are real dangers to the society," it said.
It allowed the plea of Rohit K Yadav and Akhilesh Bansal, advocates for Indernil who was forced to undergo the kidney transplant surgery at Ganga Ram Hospital here, that the accused played with the life of the innocent patient.
The patient, hailing from Dhanbad in Jharkhand, who was being treated at CMC Vellore for his kidney ailment, was asked in July last year by one of his relatives to see the accused, an alleged doctor of AIIMS.