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On the run from CBI,Man caught teaching internal medicine to MBBS students at UP Medical College


On the run from CBI,Man caught teaching internal medicine to MBBS students at UP Medical College

He was teaching internal medicine to MBBS students, officials at the hospital told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

New Delhi: A former Customs appraiser, on the run for 20 years after being charged with corruption and bribery by the CBI, has been nabbed from a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh, where he had bagged the job of an internal medicine professor on the basis of fake degrees, officials said on Friday.

Abhinav Singh was working as an associate professor at the KD Medical College Hospital and Research Centre at Akbarpur, Mathura, under the pseudonym — Rajeev Gupta.

He was teaching internal medicine to MBBS students, officials at the hospital told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Singh’s recent arrest has raised serious questions on the quality of education being imparted to students who will be future doctors, a senior official said.

Singh, a former Customs appraiser in Mumbai, fled after the CBI booked him in a case on September 29, 1999, for allegedly causing a loss of Rs four crore to the Customs department by confirming fake DEPB scrips (Duty Entitlement Pass Book).

He was also alleged to have taken a bribe of Rs five lakh and a Maruti Zen car, the officials said.

“The accused was absconding for the last about 20 years and was declared a proclaimed offender by the court,” a CBI spokesperson said here.

Singh has been taken to Mumbai, where he is being questioned by CBI sleuths.

A resident of Jhansi, Singh told the interrogators that he was employed at the K D Medical College for the last two-three years. Before that, he had worked at a number of medical colleges in Faridabad and other cities, sources said.

In order to evade arrest, Singh had even ensured that his children adopted his assumed last name — Gupta — they added.

“The accused did not join the investigation and was absconding. He was removed from service by the competent authority,” the CBI spokesperson said.

He added that a charge sheet was filed on March 27, 2002, in a special court in Mumbai against Singh and the other accused in the case and the trial was in progress against the other accused.

“It was alleged that while working as an appraiser in the Customs department, Mumbai, he had abused his official position and dishonestly confirmed fake DEPB scrips, submitted by the other accused companies and persons, as genuine,” he said.


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  1. It is not unusual practice in some private medical colleges where MBBS doctors mostly local private medical practitioners take classes to undergraduate medical students.It is not that qualified teaching faculty are not available but the management wants them to work for less salary which many reject. In this case the accused secured teaching job in that medical college. In India, one can manage to get marks , degrees and even fake service certificates to act as professor.To weed out undeserving teaching faculty, MCI should start verifying all the yearly income tax returns of teaching faculty by their PAN cards as the regular faculty would have filled up Form No.16 and the college office would have issued TRS every year during the years reportedly shown as working on regular basis in a particular medical college.

  2. Everyone knows about genuine doctors hired only for MCI inspections. Colleges get to know about probable inspection date and all fake faculties gather for a week or so. MCI not interested to stop this by having biometric attendance in most colleges. Inspectors also feign ignorance of this practice and accept anyone as faculty. Medical education in most Private colleges is sham

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    gourisankarsarangi March 12, 2019, 2:47 pm

    Shame, Shame Shame

  4. Many of the Final year students/ Interns shown as Faculty in some colleges and surprisingly they get Renewal of their License/s to run the Colleges !!!
    Education(Particularly,Medical Education) has become a mockery in India ….

  5. I do remember while working at one of the medical college in Udaipur, hospital authorities presented their cashier as faculty in front of MCI team.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan March 13, 2019, 12:42 pm

    Why don\’t you write to MCI & CBI , YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT AWAY . GO TO NEAR NOTARY MAKE AN AFFIDAVIT MAIL THE COPIES MCI , CBI , STATE ANTI CORRUPTION AGENCIES AND TO THE PMO OFFICE AS WELL AS MEDIA .