AIIMS staffer held for issuing fake certificates
The south Delhi police have nabbed an AIIMS employee who allegedly provided fake medical certificates to Sharafat Sheikh, an alleged drug lord currently in Tihar jail, reports Karan Choudhury.delhi Updated: Jan 29, 2009 23:55 IST
The south Delhi police have nabbed an AIIMS employee who allegedly provided fake medical certificates to Sharafat Sheikh, an alleged drug lord currently in Tihar jail.
Sheikh's name came up after the January 19 Green Park encounter in which Satya Prakash alias Satte and his three associates, who were involved in several robberies, were nabbed.
The police said that Sheikh planned the robberies orchestrated by the gang. They said these fake medical certificates helped him get parole during which he would plan and commit more crimes.
The police arrested Arjun Singh (34), a lower division clerk in the skin department of AIIMS on Thursday. He is a resident of Janakpuri. According to senior officials at AIIMS, there were several complaints against Singh and they were planning to transfer him.
"Singh made at least two medical certificates in the name of Sheikh's child and his mother's. Satte's associate Sonu contacted Singh to make fake medical certificates for Sharafat. Singh got his relative Omwati Devi treated for cancer by making a fake certificate. In the certificate, he wrote Devi was Sheikh's mother and so Sheikh was able to secure parole as well," said a senior police officer.
Police zeroed in on Singh after they found fake medical certificates in the Honda Accord car in which the gangsters were travelling at the time of the shootout.
The police said during interrogation, Singh confessed that Sonu paid him Rs 30,000 for each certificate. Further investigations are on.
First Published: Jan 29, 2009 23:54 IST