Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


Chandigarh-The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday arrested 9 candidates for acquiring D-Pharmacy licenses in a fraudulent method in connivance with some privately managed pharmacy schools within the state. In this regard the VB has already registered a legal case below FIR No. 17 dated 8.12.2023 below sections 420, 465, 466, 468, 120-B of IPC at VB police station Ludhiana in opposition to former registrars and officers of Punjab State Pharmacy Council (PSPC) for committing irregularities in admissions, registration and issuing licences of D-Pharmacy to the scholars finding out in personal schools. In this case accused Parveen Kumar Bharadwaj and Dr Tejvir Singh, each former Registrars of PSPC together with Superintendent Ashok Kumar have already been arrested.

Disclosing this right here immediately an official spokesperson of the state VB mentioned that in investigation of this case part 409, and 467 of IPC together with sections 7, 7-A, 8, 13(1) learn with 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act have additionally been added. He additional knowledgeable that the investigation uncovered pretend certificates of 143 college students between 2005 and 2022 revealing fraudulent practices in admissions and registration on the PSPC.


He additional knowledgeable that on Tuesday 9 Pharmacists have been nominated and arrested on this case. They have discovered indulged in making bribe cash to homeowners / principals of personal pharmacy schools for getting issued solid and fabricated 10+2 certificates and D-Pharmacy certificates from totally different establishments and pretend registration certificates from PSPC in a fraudulent method. Presently all of the accused are operating medical outlets and taking part in with treasured lives of public. 


He added that the arrests accused embody Umesh Kumar, a resident of city Bhadson, district Patiala, Mohammad Aslam, a resident of Malerkotla metropolis, Abdul Sataar, resident of nationwide Lasosoi, district Malerkotla, Mohammad Maneer, resident of village Binjokee Khurd, district Malerkotla, Gurdeep Singh, resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, Puneet Sharma, resident of Bahdargarh, district Patiala, Ravinder Kumar, resident of village Chappar, district Patiala, Ashok kumar, a resident Barnala metropolis and Maninder Singh, a resident of Rahon Road, Ludhiana metropolis.

The spokesperson additional revealed that in investigation it has got here to gentle that every one the above accused had received issued their D-Paharmacy levels from personal schools which included; Punjab Multipurpose Medical Institute Sehna, Barnala, Lord Krishna College of Pharmacy, Lehragaga, district Sangrur, Onkar College of Pharmacy Sajuma, Sunam, district Sangrur, Ma Sarswati College of Pharmacy Abohar, district Fazilka, GHG College of Pharmacy, Raikot, district Ludhiana and Lala Lajpat Rai College of Pharmacy Moga. He additional knowledgeable that every one the arrested accused could be produced within the competent courtroom tomorrow.

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

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 personal schools, he added.

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