Doctor jailed for issuing fake medical certificates

December 6th, 2008 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) A woman government doctor was Saturday sentenced to one year’s rigorous imprisonment by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here for issuing fake medical certificates.The doctor, Asha Kiran, was caught red-handed by the CBI along with her husband Vinod Kumar while issuing a fake medical certificate to a woman for money here in 2001.

Joginder Kaur, who got a fake medical certificate from Kiran, was working with the Chandigarh health department, and presented the medical certificate in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to get bail on medical grounds in a murder case.

The complainant in the murder case got a whiff of the fake medical certificate and sent a decoy patient to Kiran. The patient was asked to pay Rs.6,000 for a fake certificate.

The CBI then laid a trap and nabbed Kiran.

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