Uttarakhand STF Arrests Fake Doctors, Identifies 36 More
Uttarakhand State Police’s Special Task Force (STF) recently arrested two BAMS doctors using fake degrees to practice medicine illegally and endanger innocent lives. Additionally, 36 more fraudulent doctors have been identified across the state and their arrest has been confirmed by Pradhan Ayush Agarwal who spoke to Gossipheadlines India regarding this situation on Wednesday.
Fake Ayurvedic Doctors Exposed in Uttarakhand, Misleading Locals
Over the last month, reports have surfaced about Ayurvedic doctors practicing with fake BAMS degrees in Uttarakhand. Preliminary investigations have uncovered evidence of many Ayurvedic doctors providing false documents when registering with the Medical Council of India; many bogus BAMS doctors then ran private hospitals and clinics around Uttarakhand that mislead locals into mistaking them as qualified healthcare practitioners.
As investigations unfolded, numerous Ayurvedic doctors were revealed as frauds and imposters. Most obtained their false degrees from Rajiv Gandhi Health and Science University in Karnataka which was proven entirely falsified; according to allegations made against them by Imran and Imlakh who own Baba Group of Colleges Muzaffarnagar; each degree they sold reportedly cost them Rs 80,000 each time.
Arrest of Pritam Singh and Manish Ali Fake BAMS Degree Scam
Pritam Singh and Manish Ali were arrested by the STF Dehradun team on January 10, 2023 after their fake BAMS degrees were discovered. Both of them had registered with the Medical Council of India Uttarakhand and operated their own clinics in Premnagar and Raipur respectively.
Interrogations revealed that their fake degrees had been obtained from Imlakh, owner/chairman of Baba Group of Colleges Muzaffarnagar; as well as Imran, resident of Muzaffarnagar.
As part of its investigation, the STF team arrested Elias from Baba Medical College Muzaffarnagar after finding him with fake degrees from various state universities, fake currency, documents, and coded files allegedly sold by Imran himself for millions of rupees to hundreds of doctors across Uttarakhand and other states. Unfortunately Imlakh (owner of Group of Colleges in Muzaffarnagar) is currently on the run from authorities.
Medical Council of India Uttarakhand Under Investigation: Lack of Cooperation Unveiled
Medical Council of India Uttarakhand has not cooperated with the STF investigation into this case despite numerous communications from them, and is being investigated for potential involvement.
A case has been registered at Nehru Colony Police Station against operators of fake degrees gang as well as 36 Ayurvedic doctors found during this probe under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120B of Indian Penal Code.
Accused in Multiple Criminal Cases, Part of Uttar Pradesh’s Education Mafia
Imlakh’s father, an owner of Group of Colleges in Muzaffarnagar, had already been charged with multiple criminal cases for fraudulently obtaining degrees – making him part of an education mafia operating throughout Uttar Pradesh.
STF personnel involved with these investigations include Additional Superintendent Chandra Mohan Singh, Deputy Superintendent Narendra Pant, Inspector Abul Kalam, Sub Inspector Yadvendra Bajwa (sub Inspector Narottam Bisht), Sub Inspector Dilbar Singh Negi (sub Inspector Yadvendra Bajwa sub Inspector Yadvendra Bajwa sub Inspector Yadvendra Bajwa)
Sub Inspector Yadvendra Bajwa Sub Inspector Dilbar Singh Negi (sub Inspector Narottam Bisht), Head Constable Sanjay Kumar was involved) along with head constable Sandesh Yadav of Natial Birendra Dal where Head Constable Birendra Dal and Constable Mahendra Negi (constable Mohan Aswal, Deepak Chandola & Constable Quader Khan).