Fake dentist arrested by CID

DN Correspondent

West Bengal CID has arrested one person from Barasat in North 24 Parganas district for practising as a dentist without a proper medical degree.

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Kolkata: West Bengal CID has arrested one person from Barasat in North 24 Parganas district for practising as a dentist without a proper medical degree.

The CID had conducted a raid at a chamber at Barasat last evening following a complaint by the registrar of West Bengal Dental Council that a number of fake dental surgeons were practising across the state, a senior officer of the department said.

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Sanjit Basu, the fake dentist was caught red handed issuing a prescription to a patient. When interrogated he admitted to the CID that he did not have the required qualifications and was arrested, the officer said.

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Basu has been booked under various charges, including cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy, he said.

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The state CID has formed a special investigating team (SIT) after the West Bengal Medical Council had declared that over 500 fake doctors are operating in different state-run and private hospitals across the state.

The CID have already arrested six fake doctors who were attached to different state-run and noted private hospitals in the state.

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