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Gujarat High Court : Probe against doctor issuing bogus medical certificate to aid prisoner

Ahmedabad : The single judge bench of Justice M. K. Thakker of Gujarat high court while hearing two applications seeking temporary bail on medical grounds directed the investigating officer to examine and verify the medical certificate issued by Dr. M.L. Patel. The court directed the said examination to take place under the supervision of the Surat commissioner of police so as to ensure that correct and true facts are brought on record.

The court in its order observed that “Prima-facie, it transpires that the said doctor namely Mr. M.L.Patel (Mr. Mahendra L Patel) is issuing such bogus certificates in the name of different hospitals with different addresses.” The high court while considering two different bail applications noted that both applicants rely on a medical certificate issued by the name and stamp of Dr. M.L. Patel but with different hospital names. On examining the qualification of Dr. Mr. M.L. Patel mentioned in the said medical certificates issued by him it transpired that the said doctor is having a degree of M.B.B.S., M.R.S.M.(UK).

The high court further pursued the order of the trial court which mentioned that M.R.S.M. is not a degree and the doctor must be having a membership of that institution. The trial court further added that though Dr. M L Patel is an M.B.B.S Doctor and cannot perform surgery he has issued a medical certificate advising surgery to the applicant. The trial court order further said that the said doctor is in the habit of issuing medical certificates in the name of different hospitals to aid prisoners in filing applications for bail before the courts. Accordingly the high court was of the prima facie view that the doctor was issuing bogus certificates and directed the investigating officer, Surat to probe the matter and submit a factual report on record.