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Bengaluru: Senior Govt Doctor arrested for attesting forged Documents

Bengaluru : A senior doctor from Jayanagar Government Hospital, Bengaluru has found herself  on the wrong side of the law, after she was arrested  for allegedly helping three arrested Pakistani nationals to get Aadhaars.

The police had been in the process of investigating, how three Pakistani nationals got Indian documents like Aadhaar and voter’s ID and found during interrogation of them that they were able to do so with the help of a gazetted officer, that is Dr CS Nagalakshmamma.

Deccan Herald reports that one of the three, Mohammad Shihab had approached the doctor with a request to attest the copies of his house rent agreement. A temporary resident must get a certificate of residence attested by either a gazetted officer or an elected representative to get Aadhaar. The doctor, who is a gazetted officer with powers to attest documents or endorse certificates of residence, obliged him without carrying out any verification.

Police officials said she claimed she didn’t know the three applicants were Pakistanis.

“Nagalakshmamma may not have known the applicants’ nationality. But why did she sign on forged documents? Nagalakshmamma is a government officer and should not have done it,” a senior police officer told TOI

It is reported that while an FIR was lodged against the doctor on Saturday after a complaint was filed by Ashok Lenin, Deputy Director, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) who made the doctor primary accused in abetting the crime. She was then produced before the court, and has now been sent for a two day police custody.

Source: with inputs
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    Dr Biraj Mandal June 6, 2017, 10:46 pm

    It is very dangerous to attest documents without verifying thoroughly. I know, it is impossible to do it ourselves. I am also in Govt service. What we follow is, whenever someone comes with this request, we send them to Office Head Clerck for verification. We attest them only after the office clerck verify and signed after writing \” verified by me\”. So another fellow become accountable for this.

  2. Doctors are ignorant lot and they are taken for granted. It is lack of responsibility and being used by middlemen most of them are crooks. This type of things happening every day . Atleast now doctors open your eyes .

  3. It is should not attest the documents without verification. you should have the guts to refuse.

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    Dr Shubhda Walvekar June 3, 2017, 10:22 am

    I completely agree that we should dare to refuse to sign . Before that, as a responsible govt official , one should know the value & impact of one\”s signature . No officer should act like a puppet.

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    Satish Saxena May 31, 2017, 3:56 pm

    It is misuse of power. Ignorance of law is no excuse. She should pay for this Blunder

  6. It is sad to see that well educated persons are trapped in such trivial issues. In today\’s scenario, no one should take the things for granted. People should know that now a days Attestation by Gazetted Officer or Affidavits are not required in pursuance of Govt Order No C-19011/1/1/2014 (O & M) dated 21st Nov, 2014. It is only a self-attestation that is required.