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Delhi: CBI arrests neurosurgeon, 4 others from Safdarjung Hospital for Brinery,Corruption

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Delhi: According to officials, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a neurosurgeon from Safdarjung Hospital and four of his collaborators on Thursday for allegedly coercing their patients into purchasing surgical equipment from a certain firm at exorbitant costs.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Dr. Manish Rawat, an associate professor in the neurosurgery department at Safdarjung Hospital; Avnesh Patel, Manish Sharma, Deepak Khattar, a business owner, and Kuldeep, according to the agency.

According to the officials, the inquiry also revealed that Rawat asked his patients to deposit bribes ranging from 30,000 to 1.15 lakh into a middleman’s bank account.

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“Patients of Dr Rawat said that bribes of $115,000, $55,000, and 30,000 were recently obtained from them in three separate occasions, via a private individual in the bank account of the other accused.” “The same was done on the neurosurgeon’s orders,” officials stated.

“Searches were conducted at several locations, including Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, resulting in the recovery of incriminating documents and digital devices,” officials stated.

 

Bribery and corruption were the charges levelled against them.

The CBI has charged Rawat with conspiring with others to extort payment from patients for medical consultations and surgical operations while violating the hospital’s established regulations.

The agency also claims that the surgeon directed his patients to buy surgical instruments from Khattar’s shop, forcing them to pay inflated rates.

According to the spokesman, the doctor pressured customers into paying more than the actual price for the surgical items, and the shop owner split the proceeds from overbilling with the accused physician.

According to the officials, the inquiry also revealed that Rawat asked his patients to deposit bribes ranging from 30,000 to 1.15 lakh into a middleman’s bank account.

 

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