February 21, 2009 3:57:00 am
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested a doctor and a peon of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital for demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 to give a postmortem report to the relative of a deceased.
Dr Hiren Gohil and peon Nirmal Kumar Chauhan alias Manubhai were caught red-handed and have been arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Further investigations are on. Dr Gohil is pursuing his MD in Forensics at the hospital. According to the details of the case,Ibrahim,a murder convict lodged in the Sabarmati jail,had died in the prison on January 1.
His postmortem was conducted by a panel of three doctors at the hospital the next day. Ibrahims brother,Altaf Mohammed Khalifa from Morbi,had been coming to the hospital for the last few days to collect the postmortem report.
Dr Gohil and Chauhan asked for Rs 20,000 to hand over the report. Khalifa promised to pay the money on Friday and then lodged a complaint with the ACB. Inspectors
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R H Sindhi and Dipak Vyas laid a trap and arrested the two when they took Khalifa to the B J Medical College canteen for receiving the money. The two belong to the Forensics Department of the hospital.
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