Luck runs out for Kolkata's Munnabhai
Sanjay Dutt's portrayal as Munnabhai MBBS- a kind-hearted don who spent days in a hospital posing as medical student endeared him to movie-goers and left many misty-eyed. Kolkata's Kaizar Alam was inspired enough to convincingly pull off the doctor act for the past seven years, that too with a fake degree.
Luck finally ran out for Kolkata's answer to Munnabhai and he was arrested from South Dinajpur in North Bengal.
Sources said that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has come to know that Kaizar worked as a doctor for around 18 months in Ruby General Hospital off Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. He had worked in the hospital from March 2010 to September 2011.
After leaving Ruby he had started working in a Dolua Health Centre at Chopra Block in South Dinajpur and he had managed to get these jobs by producing his fake MBBS certificate.
After receiving information that a racket dealing in fake MBBS certificates was operating in the state, the health department had approached the CID and lodged a complaint to initiate a probe in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, investigating officers from CID conducted a raid and arrested Kaizar a few days ago. Another fake doctor – Khusinath Haldar – was also arrested from another state- run health centre in north Bengal after Kaizar's arrest. Both were remanded in CID custody.
After interrogating the duo police have come to know that Kaizar used to work in the private hospital before joining the state- run health centre. He had even started private practice after gaining the confidence of some local people.
Sources said investigating officers are trying to find out that what his job profile in the private hospital was, and at the same time they would also go through the biometric attendance machine in the hospital to prove his presence as a doctor in the hospital.
According to a communique of Ruby General Hospital "This matter refers back to the year 2010-2011 and is under investigation by appropriate authorities Can't comment further on it. The matter is sub-judice."