VARANASI: Four MBBS interns and three impersonators working on their behalf at Sir Sunderlal hospital of the Institute of Medical Sciences-Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU) were booked for cheating and criminal conspiracy, report Rajeev Dikshit.
Lodging an FIR at Lanka police station, the hospital authorities said that four interns had engaged non-medical persons to work in hospital wards on their behalf during the one-year mandatory internship after MBBS. Inspector, Lanka, Brijesh Kumar Singh said, “On the complaint of the security inspector of SSL hospital of BHU, an FIR was lodged against MBBS interns – Nitin,Shubham, Saumik Dey and Kriti Arora, and their impersonators Mohit Singh of Mirzapur, Abhishek Singh of Sonbhadra and Priti Chauhan of Varanasi – under sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). ”
“Investigation and collection of scientific evidence has been launched in the case. Further action will be taken as per the outcome of the investigation,” he said. Medical superintendent of SSL Hospital, Prof KK Gupta, said: “A detailed internal probe report has been submitted to the director of IMS-BHU to form a panel for further probe. ”
“The investigation officer of Lanka police station had asked for evidence and details of the case, which I have already provided.”
The matter came to light when the hospital authorities caught a few suspicious youths and interrogated them.
“During investigation, the youths caught by security personnel were identified as Mohit and Abhishek. When we questioned them, the y informed us that MBBS interns Nitin, Shubham and Saumik had hired them to report a t the wards, including emergency services of the hospital, of their deployment. Priti said that she had been impersonating Kriti Arora,” Gupta said, adding that the impersonators had signed the duty register for interns.
“The interns had been making payments to impersona tors through digital mode. Vigil has been increased in all the wards,” he said.





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