Kathmandu, March 16

The Special Court today sentenced two doctors to six months in prison, along with a fine of Rs 10,000 each.

The court convicted Dr Sunil Acharya and Dr Rajani Agrawal of studying and practising medicine by producing fake documents.

A bench comprising Special Court’s Chair Baburam Regmi, and justices Chandiraj Dhakal and Narayan Prasad Pokharel issued the verdict. Both the doctors have been convicted of submitting fake documents.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority had filed a case against the doctors one-and-a-half years ago after they were found to have submitted fake academic credentials. The court also found them involved in financial irregularities.

Acharya had been working as a gynaecologist under the Ministry of Health while Agrawal had been working at Central Regional Health Directorate, Hetauda.

In a charge sheet filed by the CIAA, it had accused Acharya of enrolling for MBBS course by producing fake ISc certificate. It had stated that the truth surfaced only after investigations were carried out following a complaint against him.

Agrawal has also been convicted of producing fake documents to get appointment as medical officer at the Central Regional Health Directorate, Hetauda. She worked there in the capacity of medical officer between May 13 to July 16, 2015.