Man from Bihar held for impersonating as AIIMS, Delhi doctor

Man from Bihar held for impersonating as AIIMS, Delhi doctor

New Delhi: Delhi police on Monday (April 16) arrested a medical aspirant impersonating as an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) doctor for five months, media reports said.

Reports said the accused, Adnan Khurram, hailed from Sitamarhi district in Bihar.

A report in the ‘The Hindu’ said that the AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) issued a release carrying Khurram’s photograph, saying security personnel had been alerted about his impersonation. “He somehow continued his fraudulent activity and associated himself with RDA, AIIMS. He used the name of RDA, AIIMS, to attend different political and medical events,” the release said.

Khurram reportedly managed to attend events like marathons and strikes meant for AIIMS doctors. He even befriended doctors and medical students across departments using his fake identity card.

However, Khurram’s deeds were exposed, media reports said, while he was attending a marathon. Doctors became suspicious and when Khurram was asked questions he was not able to answer them in a satisfactory manner. Later, he was arrested by the police.

Khurram was charged under IPC Sections 419 (impersonation) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) at Hauz Khas police station and sent to Tihar Jail, DCP (south). Khurram allegedly impersonated as a doctor to ensure that his sister was admitted to AIIMS in a timely manner.