Doctor sentenced two years of RI for taking bribe

Doctor Vikas Chauhan has been fined Rs 4,000 and will have to undergo three months jail further, if he fails to pay the fine.

Kurukshetra: A doctor working at a health centre has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a health worker.

The doctor Vikas Chauhan, has also been fined Rs 4,000 and he will have to undergo three months jail further, if he fails to pay the fine.

Additional and Sessions Judge Manisha Batra yesterday held the doctor guilty.

According to the prosecution, Shamsher Singh, a health worker at the health centre was on a week-long leave. When he returned to join his duties, he was asked by the doctor
incharge Dr Vikas Chauhan to assist in the pulse polio campaign before allowing him joining, which Shamsher Singh did.

But after the polio campaign, he was asked to pay Rs 4,000 in lieu of a joining report, which was later fixed to Rs 3,000.

Shamsher Singh reported the matter to the police department, who arrested the doctor.

PTI

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