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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

'Clinic' raided, quack arrested in Panchkula village

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Panchkula, January 08, 2014
First Published: 11:56 IST(8/1/2014) | Last Updated: 11:59 IST(8/1/2014)

A “class VII pass Bangali” doctor was apprehended while operating at Abheypur village in Industrial Area Phase-I, Panchkula, on Tuesday.

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A team under assistant drug controller, Haryana, Narender Ahuja Vivek, Dr Yashpal, deputy civil surgeon, Ripon Mehta, senior drug controller of Ambala, and Praveen Kumar, drug controller of Panchkula, raided the clinic of Sagar Sarkaar.

Ahuja posed as a patient and told Sarkaar that he was suffering from severe headache. Sarkaar checked his BP and was about to give him an injection when the raiding team revealed their true identity.

“We have sealed the medicines. It included used syringes, strong antibiotics, IV fluids, medicines for diabetes and a nebulizer too,” said Ahuja.

He added that Sarkaar was having a small operation room and admission room as well.

“When we reached the clinic two patients were already present. Sarkaar is just Class VII pass,” said Ahuja. Sarkaar told the team that he had been operating for some days only and earlier Sanjay Kumar Sarkaar used to operate from the same premises.

The raiding team gave an application to the police for registering a FIR against Sarkaar under section 420 ( for cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 15 (2) and section 15 (3) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The section 15 prescribes the qualification required to practice as a doctor which is MBBS or its equivalent degree.

“The police have registered the case and presently Sarkaar is in police custody. We will produce him before the court on Wednesday,” said Inspector Satish Kumar, SHO of sector 20 police station. 

“We have also registered the case under section 18 © of the Drug Act against him for selling allopathic medicines without having drug licence,” said Ahuja.

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