Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Chandigarh-Additional District and Sessions court docket Ludhiana on Wednesday dismissed the common bail plea of of accused Dr Gurprit Gill, MD of Adesh Medical College Bhatinda who has been arrested by the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) for admitting ineligible candidates and issuing D-Pharmacy levels in a fraudulent method in connivance with Registrars and officers of Punjab State Pharmacy Council (PSPC).

Disclosing this right here at this time a spokesperson of the state VB advised that on this regard the Bureau has already registered a felony case below FIR No. 17 dated 8.12.2023 below sections 420, 465, 466, 468, 120-B of IPC and part 7, 7-A, 8, 13 (1)(a) learn with 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act at Economic Offences Wing of VB police station Ludhiana vary towards former registrars and officers of PSPC together with homeowners/principals of personal Pharmacy schools and others for committing irregularities in facilitating admissions, registration and issuing licences of D-Pharmacy to the ineligible college students finding out in non-public schools.

It is pertinent to say right here that Dr Gurprit Gill was arrested on 15.01.2024 and produced in court docket on subsequent day however his advocate has produced his medical document of Surgery. On his plea the Ludhiana court docket ordered to get him look at from civil hospital Ludhiana. A medical board of the hospital comprising three specialists has referred him to PGI Chandigarh on the identical day ie 16.01.2024 and he was admitted on the PGI Chandigarh, below judicial custody of VB. After inspecting by a board of specialists he has been relieved from the PGI on January 24, 2024.

He additional added that on this case in addition to above talked about accused Dr Gurpreet Singh Gill, the VB has been capable of arrest Sarabjit Singh Brar, Principal of Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research Bhatinda, R.S. Ramakodi, Principal of Lala Lajpat Rai College, Sehna, in Barnala district within the yr 2013 and Baljinder Singh Bajwa, Principal of Lala Lajpat College of Pharmacy Moga within the yr 2011. In this case the VB has earlier arrested accused Parveen Kumar Bharadwaj and Dr Tejvir Singh, each former Registrars of PSPC together with Superintendent Ashok Kumar. In addition to this, 9 Pharmacists have additionally been nominated and arrested on this case.

Giving extra particulars of this case the spokesperson additional added that as a way to fill the vacant seats in D-Pharmacy establishments, the homeowners/principals of personal schools allegedly admitted college students from different states in connivance with the above talked about Registrars and officers of PSPC with out acquiring necessary migration certificates, accepting important bribes from unsuspecting candidates. Moreover, a number of college students obtained admission to the D-pharmacy course by possessing the requisite 10+2 instructional {qualifications} in medical or non-medical streams privately whereas it needs to be handed in common lessons and by attending science practicals.

The mentioned officers have been discovered indulged in making bribe cash to homeowners / principals of personal pharmacy schools for getting issued cast and fabricated 10+2 certificates and D-Pharmacy certificates from completely different establishments and faux registration certificates from PSPC in a fraudulent method.

Further investigation on this case was below progress to additional scrutinize the roles of different officers, workers, and clerks of PSPC, together with people related to non-public schools, he added.

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