MBBS Admission : Rs 10 lakh penalty to student for fake caste certificate
Mumbai: A Medical student who faked a caste certificate to secure admission to the Lokmanya Tilak Medical College has been asked to deposit a sum of Rs. 10 lakh with the medical college by the Bombay High Court. The direction by the court has been given for retrieval of her original documents, which include, domicile certificate, SSC passing certificate, & 12th passing certificate.
The Court has given a direction for payment, as her admission to the college has been cancelled after completion of 3 years of study, due to the false act committed by her, at the time of admission. The girl is willing to pay the amount, as she is keen to apply for some other course on the basis of her documents.
The court has given the above direction based on a writ petition filed by Azmi Ishteyaque, a student of Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Hospital, Sion in the court of Justice Prakash Naik and Justice Ranjit More, seeking a return of her original documents that were submitted to the college, when she secured admission in 2013.
Her 2013 admission showed her as a Scheduled Caste candidate, and after her passing the 2nd year, it came to light that the admission secured by her was on the basis of a false caste certificate leading to cancellation of her admission, by the college.
The college also lodged a FIR against Ishtiyaque, and a Dr Abdul Mirza, who, she claimed was responsible for the entire mishap, calling herself the innocent victim, in the case.
The court on hearing the petition delivered a judgment that Ishtiyaque pays the authorities Rs. 10 lakh within 2 weeks, for fake certification and the college authorities in lieu of the payment return her original documentation within two days, after the deposit is made, reports The Asian Age.