Vasai doctor held for fake MBBS degree

Vasai doctor held for fake MBBS degree

A former chief medical officer of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation was arrested for allegedly possessing a fake degree in medicine and surgery.

Dr Sunil Wadkar’s (45) who runs two private hospitals in Nalasopara and Virar has been remanded to police custody till Friday by the Vasai court.

Virar police said that Wadkar’s, who worked in various government departments for around 20 years, had submitted fake MBBS certificates to seek the government job. He was the chief medical officer until 2013, when he was sacked following complaints of sexual harassment by his female colleagues.

The police have been receiving complaints of Wadkar’s fake degree certificates since the past few months. On Tuesday morning, Wadkar was picked up from his home. He has been booked under IPC sections for cheating and forgery and sections of the Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act.

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