Mangaluru: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested three people including the Additional Chief Medical Superintendent of Railway Health Unit near Mangaluru Central station over a fake medical certificate scam.
The arrested accused have been identified as Additional Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr. Shiva Shankar Murthy, pharmacist Vijayan V A, and broker Ibrahim.
It is said that 1,500 fake medical certificates have been issued to individuals from Southern Railway, South Western Railway, and the Konkan Railway in a span of one year.
It is said that every year, the vendors, porters, and cooks on trains and platforms have to submit medical fitness certificates mandatorily to the railway department.
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Anyone who required a medical certificate would send their Aadhar card document through WhatsApp with the help of a broker. Later, a medical certificate is sent to the person via the app.
A payment of Rs 525 was collected from the person through online payment modes.
Further investigations are underway.