In the Matter Dilip Trinath Gauda vs State of Gujarat, a bail plea was submitted by Dilip Gauda, who cited a doctor’s note from Dreamz Multi Specialty Hospital that was endorsed by Dr ML Patel. He was alleged of providing false medical certificates to help inmates obtain release.
Analysis of Court Decision
The Surat Police were instructed to launch an investigation into a physician who is accused of providing false medical certifications to jail inmates to help them obtain bail by the Gujarat High Court Single Judge Bench MK Thakker. The judge noted that a trial judge had also made a number of criticisms of the medical certificates that Dr Patel, who claimed to hold an MBBS degree, had issued on May 22.
The certificate’s inclusion of the degrees MBBS and MRSM Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, both of which are British institutions, was observed by the court. The trial Court further noted that MRSM is not a degree and that the doctor must be a member of that organisation. Even though the doctor stated that the certificate was for surgery, an MBBS degree holder is not permitted to do surgery. The court further noted that the trial court had said in its ruling that the doctor had a practice of producing medical certifications in the names of several hospitals to assist prisoners in submitting bail applications. The doctor’s addresses are listed differently on several certificates, and it is also made known that he has a criminal history that includes rape, deceit, forgery, and even violations of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Prima facie evidence suggests that the doctor in question is providing these phoney certifications in the names of various hospitals with various addresses, as directed by the single judge bench. To ensure that accurate and factual facts are disclosed and recorded, let the investigating officer in question verify and analyse the certificate issued by Dr Patel. The court took notice of the trial court’s order, which stated that the doctor had a practice of giving medical certifications in the names of several hospitals to assist convicts in submitting bail applications. The case will be heard by the court again on June 8.