Fake Doctor Caught at AIIMS

Fake Doctor Caught at AIIMS

The accused, identified as Adnan Khurram, had even used his fake identity to befriend employees across departments in the hospital and make friends with medical students, the Hindustan Times reported.

Police were surprised by his knowledge of medicine as well as doctors at AIIMS.

Khurram, whose papers reveal that he is a resident of Bihar, was active on social media, posting pictures at various medical and even political events, wearing a lab coat to pass off as a doctor.

From the identity cards recovered from the fake doctor, it was revealed that he belongs to village Baradi Bairiya in East Champaran district and was now residing at Batla House in Jamia Nagar.

The reason or motive behind his act is still unclear, the police said, because his statements keep changing. Although, one major reason was to get his family members preferential treatment at AIIMS, the other was due to his liking for the profession. The police arrested Adnan Khurram on April 14. Owing to such a large number of doctors, it's also not possible to know everyone personally, he added.

RDA president Harjit Singh said Khurram had been noticing his activities in the medical campus for the past many months and chose to keep a watch.

The chief resident Doctor's Association, Harjit Singh said, "He would roam around wearing the lab coat and stethoscope all the time".

But all his claims fell flat after the doctors found him participating in a marathon organised by the doctors on Saturday.

Khurram was arrested on Saturday after he participated in a marathon organized by the doctors, where a few senior doctors questioned him about his identity.

Meanwhile, a case under sections 419 (impersonation) and 468 (forgery for goal of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Khurram at the Hauz Khas police station. To some, he would claim that he was a junior resident doctor while to junior resident doctors, he would introduce himself as an undergraduate medical student. They then called police. The police said Khurram had no criminal record. "He made his way to the WhatsApp grpups of the doctors as well".

Singh further added that since AIIMS has abouyt 2000 resident doctors, it is hard to know each and every single one of them. He has posted photographs of him with politician as well.

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