Doctor, driver trapped for accepting bribe in Mumbai

Mumbai, September 21, 2011

The Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a doctor and his driver while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 3000 for issuing certificate of vaccination for yellow fever to a person for travelling to South Africa at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here early today.

CBI sources said the accused Dr Wahid Mirza, a doctor of Airport Health Organisation and member of Health and Family Welfare department of Government of India, had allegedly demanded Rs 3000 from a person for issuing the certiificate.

The complainant agreed to pay the amount and subsequently lodged a complaint with ACB of CBI.

After verification of the complaint, CBI sleuths laid a trap and arrested Dr Mirza and his driver Mohammed Javed Ansari as they were allegedly accepting the bribe amount, the sources said.

The duo was booked under section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code and section 7 and 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

They accepted the money outside the airport, sources said adding that Dr Mirza was found giving the vaccination in his personal car, parked outside the airport, and not in his official cabin situated inside the Sahar International Airport, Mumbai.

A search operation is still on, the sources added.


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