The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Bengal have arrested two persons who were employed as doctors in the two north Bengal states of Alipurduar and North Dinajpur allegedly on the basis of forged documents.
CID sleuths are also on the lookout of a few more fake doctors working in state-run establishments.
While Khusinath Haldar was employed in Madarihat block primary health centre in Alipurduar, Kaiser Alam was employed in a block primary health centre in Chopra in North Dinajpur, both state-run establishments.
Kaiser Alam was employed since September 15, 2011 and used to do a range of activities from issuing death certificates to performing surgeries. He got a monthly salary of Rs 40,000. Haldar was also employed in the same year.
Six IPC sections including fraud have been slapped against both. The sections are 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 120 B (punishment of criminal conspiracy).
Alam is the son of Abdul Samad who is a resident of Chopra Bazar in North Dinajpur district.
Alam used to work for the National Health Mission. He was arrested from his residence. Both are being brought to Kolkata for interrogation.
The sleuths seized two death certificates from the block medical officer’s office issued by Alam.
According to CID sources, he issued a death certificate in a road traffic accident case related without conducting post mortem. The sleuths also seized the attendance register of doctors where Alam used to sign.
As evidences, CID also got hold of remuneration vouchers and bed head slips of patients admitted and treated by the accused as doctor.