Patna Medical College Principal Faces Arrest

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Patna: The principal of premier Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) is in trouble with the state police HQ ordering his arrest for assaulting a dalit medico.

The incident took place on November 16 last year in full public view. In a video that went viral, PMCH principal Dr S N Sinha was seen and heard beating college’s PG (anaesthesia) student Dr Alok Kumar with a policeman’s stick and calling him names. The senior and junior doctors later lodged police cases against each other.

Finding the accusation against Dr Sinha true, Bihar Police’s CID IG (weaker sections) Anil Kishore Yadav has ordered his arrest. “Instead of investigating the two cases together, DSP Kailash Prasad submitted separate supervision reports, whimsically declaring the accusation against the PG student true quite early while delaying the investigation against Dr Sinha,” the IG said at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

Apparently irked at the “injustice about to be meted out to a dalit”, the IG used terms like “shameless”, “biased”, “atrocious”, “mechanical” and “contrary to facts” to refer to the investigation into the case and its supervision by Patna Police officers, including DSP (town) Kailash Prasad, City SP (central) Chandan Kushwaha and DIG (central range) Shalin.

“DSP Prasad ignored the clinching evidence that the video is. Even eyewitnesses were not examined,” he said, regretting SP Kushwaha and DIG Shalin mechanically agreed with the DSP’s flawed findings.