New Delhi, September 4
A 34-year-old physician and his affiliate had been arrested for allegedly offering solid COVID-19 check stories to individuals within the National Capital, police stated on Friday.
The accused have been recognized as Kush Bihari Parashar, a resident of Malviya Nagar, and his affiliate Amit Singh, they stated.
Police stated they obtained a grievance from a reputed testing lab concerning forgery of COVID-19 check stories, following which a case below related sections was registered on the Hauz Khas police station.
On August 30, one particular person, who runs a enterprise of offering nursing employees to sufferers, requested physician Parashar for COVID-19 check stories of his two nursing employees earlier than they had been engaged within the job, a senior police officer stated.
Parashar solid the stories and despatched them to the businessman who, in flip, despatched it to his shopper on her cellular. Spotting a mistake within the title within the report, the shopper contacted the diagnostic centre and requested for a brand new report with correction, the officer stated.
On verifying the small print of the sufferers, it got here to note of the diagnostic centre that no such affected person exists of their report. Later, a case was registered at Hauz Khas police station.
The accused had been arrested on Thursday.
“Parashar used to advocate sufferers for COVID-19 assessments and accumulate the pattern. With the assistance of co-accused Singh, he used to make solid check report of the famend diagnostic centre or of the labs as desired by the sufferers,” stated Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur.
As the stories had been ready in PDF format on a pc and similar had been despatched to sufferers on WhatsApp, it was troublesome to distinguish between the solid and the real report, stated the DCP.
Parashar admitted that he had given solid COVID-19 check stories to greater than 75 sufferers utilizing names of diagnostic centres equivalent to CRL Diagnostics Lab, Modern Diagnostics and Research Centre, Dr P Bhasin Pathlabs (P) Ltd and Prognosis Laboratories.
Parashar stated that he had been doing this forgery for the previous two-and-a-half months and used to cost Rs 2,400 per check.
There was no particular criterion for deciding destructive or optimistic. Just as per the signs of the affected person, the stories had been ready. Samples taken had been destroyed, police stated.
Further investigation is in progress and efforts are being made to hint the opposite individuals concerned within the nexus, police added. PTI