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‘Doc’ held for forging papers

A man in his 40s was arrested from the office of the West Bengal Medical Council on Thursday when he allegedly submitted forged documents to renew what he claimed was a doctor’s licence issued to him.

Council employees became suspicious because the accused — Basudeb Roy — appeared to be in his 40s but the “MBBS certificate” he produced stated he had graduated in 1968. “If what was written on the certificate was true, Roy, who runs a chamber in Birati in North 24-Parganas, should be past 60. But he is in his early 40s,” said an officer of Hare Street police station.

Along with the “MBBS certificate”, Roy submitted purported certificates of diploma in gynaecology and obstetrics, and health management.

The police said the accused admitted during interrogation that he had forged documents of an aged doctor in Midnapore named Basudeb Roy. “It seems Roy had access to the original documents of the aged doctor. He forged the papers and pasted his photographs on them,” said the officer.