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MBBS as SC student, job in BC quota: 35 yrs on, doc booked for fake certificate

After being found guilty in a departmental inquiry of submitting fake reservation certificates to get admission nearly 35 years ago to a medical college and job thereafter, a cheating case was registered on Sunday against a senior medical officer (SMO) in Patiala.

punjab Updated: May 30, 2016 21:17 IST
Harinder Singh Khaira
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The medical education and research department conducted an inquiry and concluded that the SMO had indeed submitted a fake scheduled caste certificate to get MBBS admission.(HT Representative Image)

After being found guilty in a departmental inquiry of submitting fake reservation certificates to get admission nearly 35 years ago to a medical college and job thereafter, a cheating case was registered on Sunday against a senior medical officer (SMO) in Patiala.

An FIR has been lodged against Surinder Singh Saini under Section 420 (cheating) at the civil lines police station in Patiala on the complaint of former principal of the local Medical College, from where the accused doctor had completed his MBBS degree. The accused doctor is currently posted at Bhol Kalota of Mukerian in Hoshiarpur district.

In 2014, a medical officer in Jalandhar had complained against Saini, a native of Kandala Sekha village in Dasuya tehsil of Hoshiarpur district, after which Association of Dalits for Democratic Rights took up the issue.

The medical education and research department conducted an inquiry and concluded that the SMO had indeed submitted a fake scheduled caste certificate to get MBBS admission.

The inquiry report also mentioned that Saini completed his MBBS under the SC quota, but got a government job under the Backward Class (BC) quota in 1990 on the basis of a fake certificate. In the certificate furnished to the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) for the job, Saini had claimed that he was a resident of Bathiyanbat village in Ludhiana.

After the inquiry, department of health and family welfare was requested to issue Saini a show-cause notice and a communication was sent to the principal of Medical College, Patiala, recommending registration of an FIR against him.

Principal KD Singh submitted a police complaint against Saini a case was registered against him.

Timeline

1981

Surinder Singh Saini takes admission in MBBS course at Government Medical College, Patiala, under the SC quota.

1990

Rrecruited by Punjab Civil Medical Services as a doctor under the other backward class (OBC) category

2014

A medical officer files a complaint against Saini. A Dalit association takes up the issue.

2015

The medical education and research department detects fake certificates submitted by Saini.

June 1, 2015

The department of health and family welfare issues a show-cause notice to Saini.

August 5, 2015

Medical education and research department secretary writes to principal of Medical College, Patiala, recommending registration of an FIR against him.

May 29, 2016

FIR registered against the accused doctor.