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Vigilance nabs three for issuing forged disability certificates

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 16

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested three officials of the Health Department who allegedly issued fake disability certificates, dope tests and medico-legal reports (MLRs). Numerous beneficiaries are addicts who got arms licences on the basis of fake documents.

Chief Director-Cum-ADGP, Vigilance Bureau, BK Uppal said the VB carried out an operation and arrested lab technician Vijay Kumar, pharmacists Darshan Singh and finance-cum-logistic officer Tejinder Pal Sharma. The trio used to issue fake disability certificates, dope test reports and MLRs, he said.

"The officials of the Mansa Civil Hospital were taking hefty bribes from people to change their type of injuries. They were issuing forged dope test reports and fake physically disabled certificates. These employees have links with owners of private hospitals and private/government doctors," he said.

He said the trio charged Rs 10,000 to change positive dope test report to negative. As a result, many drug addicts succeeded in getting/renewing arms licences. Besides, addicts working with the Punjab Police and other departments were able to clear the dope tests.

A case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of the IPC and Sections 7,13 (1) (E) of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused.

from The Tribune

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