Govt doctor held for taking bribe from policeman

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Nagpur, Jun 6: Sleuths from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught a government doctor red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 from a police head constable here. Dr S H Shegaonkar, head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here, was nabbed yesterday morning while accepting the cash from the complainant, Vijay Kene, police head constable, police said.

Kene had been on sick leave for nearly three months, and had recently resumed duty, police said. His superiors had asked him to obtain a medical certificate, declaring him fit, they said. During medical examination, conducted by Dr Shegaonkar, Kene was found colour-blind, police said. Dr Shegaonkar then asked Kene for Rs 10,000 to give him a certificate declaring him fit.

The deal was later finalised for Rs 4,000, and Dr Shegaonkar had asked Kene to come to his residence to pay the money. Kene, however, lodged a complaint with ACB, which laid a trap and caught the doctor, police added.


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