Mumbai Cosmetic Surgeon Arrested on Molestation Charge

by Medindia Content Team on  January 13, 2008 at 12:42 PM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
Mumbai Cosmetic Surgeon Arrested on Molestation Charge
Vijay Sharma, a cosmetic surgeon of Mumbai, India's commercial metropolis, was arrested on Saturday on charges of molesting a 22-year-old TV journalist in his clinic.

Police sources said Dr Sharma (45) had confessed to his crime at the police station. However, his wife Vandana alleged that he had been framed by his business rivals.

According to police, the doctor was first interviewed at his home by the crew of the ITN, Mumbai, a soon-to-be-launched Hindi news channel. They then headed to his clinic for more footage.

After the shoot, Dr Sharma reportedly asked the cameraman to wait outside his cabin as he wanted to talk to the reporter in private.

He then attempted to molest her and managed to kiss her too, but the girl grabbed a steel rod lying around there, threatened to hit him and that worked. Sharma reluctantly released her, and she ran for her life.

Dr Sharma has a flourishing business as a cosmetic surgeon, with clinics at two suburbs.

Medical associations and doctors refused to comment on the incident. Asked how medical associations dealt with such cases, Dr Lalit Kapoor, who heads the medico-legal cell of the Association of Medical Consultants, said, "We treat them as allegations until investigating agencies establish the case. While medical associations are not statutory bodies, if such charges are established, the medical council can take action.''

Vice-president of ITN channel Sanjeev Latkar told the Times of India that the journalist, who was barely six months into the profession, had returned to the office in a state of shock. It was at the instance of her colleagues the girl chose to lodge a police complaint against Sharma.

Dr Sharma allegedly called the victim on her cellphone when she was on her way to the police station and threatened her with dire consequences if she lodged any complaint aginst him.

Dr Sharma's wife Vandana, a doctor herself, contended that her husband had been framed by his business rivals as he had just launched a new polyclinic. "How can this incident happen in the clinic which has two women staffers and a peon?'' she wanted to know.

The couple's daughter Veronica said, "It took 23 years for my dad to build his career. He has a name in the industry but those who are behind this conspiracy have ruined it all in a few minutes.''

Source: Medindia

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Abstracts from Dr Vijay Sharma mail to Medindia -
I am sorry to inform you that false and fabricated cases of molestation needs to be replaced immediately with Mumbai police crime branch investagation report.( Doc 1.jpg to file no Doc 24.jpg are sent to you In two emails.) Also the English translation of reports with reality verses fabrication. Kindly do justice and reestablish the lost glory.

Police Recommendations:- from Mr.C. D. Ulavekar, Assistant Commissioner of Police,
On the basis of your Honour’s order, I have carried out detailed parallel investigation in Khar Police Station’s C. R. No. 14/2008 under Section 354, 506(2) of I.P.C. and C. R. No. 17/2008 under Section 354, 509 of I.P.C.and given my opinion in Conclusions and Defects above. Apart from it I am suggesting my recommendations to your Honour as under.
1. Accused Dr. Vijay Sharma be acquitted from Khar Police Station’s C. R. No. 14/2008 under Section 354, 506(2) of I.P.C. and C. R. No. 17/2008 under Section 354, 509 of I.P.C.
2. In Khar Police Station’s C. R. No. 14/2008 under Section 354, 506(2) of I.P.C. and C. R. No. 17/2008 under Section 354, 509 of I.P.C., it is seen that following police officers are at fault and have acted in irresponsible and careless manner.
a) PI Tungare recorded panchanama in C. R. No. 14/2008 under sections 354, 506(2) of I.P.C. for seizure of weapon police station. He also got typed statements of witnesses Miss Rupa Waghmare and Miss Mashhuda Tungekar at the police station in their absence. Similarly, while recording panchanama for seizure of weapon, though complainant Sheetal Bansod was not present at the place of occurrence, it has been falsely mentioned that she showed the place of occurrence. Also, that the time of seizure of weapon, Kumari Rupali, Milind Waghmare, Miss Mashhuda Iqbal Tungekar, Dr. Vandana Vijay Sharma and Arpit Ashwinikumar Bansal were present in the clinic but their names have not been mentioned in the panchanama. Thus, it is seen that Inspector of Police Shri Nishikant Vishwanath Tungare has recorded a false panchanama.
3. Pursuant to my thorough parallel investigation, I recommend that necessary legal action be taken against 1)PI NIshikant Viswanath Tungare, 2)PSI Bhat, 3)PSI Shashikant Sawant and 4)PSI Mahadeo Koli.

prema Friday, January 15, 2010

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