Assam
The fake doctor, Simon Nag who was arrested from the Mokalbari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh

The police on Thursday arrested a fake doctor from Mokalbari tea estate in Dibrugarh district.

According to police sources, the fake doctor who is not even a matriculate, has been serving as a medical officer under the fake name of Stephen Antony in Mokalbari tea estate in since 2018.

The fake doctor has been identified as Simon Nag.

Office- in-charge of Chabua police station Tulumoni Dowerah said, “After getting information we have picked up him from his quarter and found that he is a fake doctor and has not even cleared the matric exams.”

“His original name is Simon Nag and he had stolen the identify card of a Karnataka-based doctor by the name of Dr Stephen Antony who is currently working in Singapore,” said Dowerah.

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Dowerah who himself filed a suo motto case against the fake doctor said that during investigation it was found that Anthony had flunked his class 10 exam in 2003 from Bindhakota High School, Dibrugarh securing only 137 marks overall.

“We didn’t find any certificate with him. From 2009 he has been serving as a doctor and had served in several big tea estates in Assam before joining Mokalbari tea estate in 2018,” Dowerah added.

A case has been registered against Nag at the Rohmaria police outpost and investigation is underway into the matter.

According to police, the fake doctor used to attend medical seminars and had even won many awards and was quite popular among his patients.

He has been sent to judicial custody by the police.

“Police have picked up the doctor for investigation. He has joined our tea estate in 2018 as medical officer. We don’t know much about it,” Anjani Upadhya, manager of Mokalbari tea estate said.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com