New Delhi, Dec 29 (FN Agency) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at around 91 locations in different States/UTs in a case related to alleged irregularities in registration of Foreign Medical Graduates with Medical Councils on fake certificates, quoted the Central probe agency on Thursday.
The searches were conducted at around 91 locations including Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Bhatinda, Khanna, Karnal, Sawaimadhopur, Narvana, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Tejpur, Imphal, Sikkim, Rajpur, Patna, Munger, Mumbai, Jaipur, Sikar, Vijayawada, Warangal, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Bhopal, Nagpur, Pune, Jalgaon, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Champaran, Begusarai, Bokaro, Vizag, Hajipur, Vaishali and Nalanda at the premises of certain Medical Councils as well as Foreign Medical Graduates(FMGs) which led to recovery of several incriminating documents, including fake Pass Certificates of the FMG Examination, CBI statement stated. CBI registered a case on December 21, against unknown public servants of State Medical Councils and MCI, 73 Foreign Medical Graduates and other unknown public servants/private persons on the allegations of irregularities in registration of Foreign Medical Graduates with Medical Councils in several states on the basis of fake certificates of qualifying Foreign Medical Graduates Examination conducted by National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS).
It is alleged that as many as 73 Foreign Medical Graduates, who failed to qualify the mandatory qualifying examination allegedly managed to get themselves registered with Medical Councils in several states, the statement stated. It is further alleged that registration on such fake certificates enabled the candidates to practice or to secure jobs with hospitals across the country. The investigation is underway, it added.