Kolkata: In its quest to dig out the fake medical practitioners or quacks from the state, West Bengal police authorities have come across a weekend fake medical college in Howrah.
A fake medical college called Central Calcutta Medical College, owned by Amal Khatua, alias Subrata Sardar, in Howrah’s Jagaccha area has been identified by the police of the area. The college had been holding classes every Sunday and has been issuing fake medical certificates to medical aspirants undergoing courses run by it. The owner of the place, Khatua is believed to have been employed with the state run hospital in Kakdwip. The fake institution surfaced when the police arrested a fake doctor in the course of investigations and arrested him.
According to the police, the college has no accreditation from the Medical Council of India or the state government. The fraudulent institution used to make neat sums of money for issuing fake certification to students, add the police sources.
According to the police, the accused in the crime Amal Khatua, alias Subrata Sardar had been running a clinic at Atghara Daspara under the Sonarpur Police Station under a false identity for quite a while. There was a signboard outside his chamber carrying a degree qualification . However, on his arrest he was unable to substantiate the qualification on the board with documentation evidence. On failing to produce documents the police finally rounded him up. It is also learnt that several fake documents and medicines were recovered from the premises of the clinic. His last bid to save himself from arrest by calling up people known to him also proved futile, adds millenium post.