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7 fake doctors held in city

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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7 fake doctors held in city

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday arrested seven fake MBBS doctors in a case of fraudulence.

A team of the anti-graft body led by its Deputy Director Selina Aktar Moni arrested them in the capital’s Segunbagicha area.

The arrestees are: Md Iman Ali, Sudeb Sen, Tanmoy Ahmed, Moktar Hossain, Kawsar, Rahmat Ali and Masud Parvaj.

ACC secretary Mahbub Hossain said the certificates of 12 MBBS degree holders were found fake.

The MBBS certificate holders never studied at Taishan Medical University in China but they showed the university certificate.

The accused were arrested on charges of having fake MBBS certificates. Legal action will be taken against them and the government employees involved in issuing licence for practicing medicine, he said.

Earlier on January 3, the High Court (HC) summarily rejected the anticipatory bail of another accused Mahmudul Hasan in the same case and sent him to jail.

The High Court division bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order, handing over the accused to Shahbagh Police Station.

The court also ordered for arresting the rest of the accused in the case immediately.

According to the case, on December, 2, 2020, the ACC filed the case with its integrated district office Dhaka-1 against 12 frauds pretending to be doctors while two BMDC officials sued for their involvement in providing fake medical licenses to the frauds.

The others accused are Md Asadullah, Sheikh Atiar Rahman, Saiful Islam, Aslam Hossain, and Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) registrar Jahidul Haque Bosunia and its administrative official Mohammad Borhan Uddin.

According to the case, the 12 students took part in BMDC’s registration Qualifying Examination by submitting fake MBBS certificates of China’s Taishan Medical University.

After taking the BMDC’s registration, they also started practicing as physicians at different private hospitals across the country.

However, an ACC inquiry team found that these 12 students had got approval for practice from BMDC with submitting fake certificates.  Even, the twelve students did not study at Taishan Medical University in China.