IPC arrests seven doctors over fake certificate allegation

CIB officials discuss “Operation Charlatan” with a journalist. (Photo: CIB)

KATMANDU: The Nepalese Police Central Bureau of Investigation (CIB) arrested seven doctors allegedly involved in obtaining false education certificates to continue the medical study.

As part of its “quack operation”, the CIB today arrested seven doctors for possessing false academic certificates, most of them at school and intermediate level, and having used them to continue their medical studies.

Among those arrested are also doctors working at Dirghayu Guru Hospital and Neuro Hospital.

They were arrested and made public by the CIB today.

Those arrested include Mohammad Siddique, 28, of Bishnapur Gaonpalika-2 of Saptari, working at Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar; Subhash Prasad Sah, 29, from Mahottari, working at Janakpur Children’s Hospital; and Mohammad Shahid Raja, 28, from Mahalaxmi in Lalitpur, working at Dirghayu Guru Hospital in Chabahil.

Likewise, Dipendra Gautam, 31, from Manang, working at the Chaurajahari Mission Hospital in Rukum West; Akhilesh Kumar Dev, 31, from Morang; Pallavi Singh, 27, of Bhaktapur and Faraz Hussain Khan, 29, of Sanepa, Lalitpur were also arrested.

They were arrested in various places, including the premises of the hospital where they worked.

According to the office, it was found that they corrected the details of name, date of birth, score, etc. without reaching the minimum qualification required in the SLC Certificate for MBBS in Bangladesh.

According to the office’s research, the Medical Council approved their MBBS degree in Bangladesh on the basis of the same certificate.

Those arrested were prosecuted in the Kathmandu District Court.

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