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Criminal Case Against West Bengal Medical Council President By PBT President: Court Takes Cognizance, Testimony Begins

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, testified before Metropolitian Magistrate, Debashis Panja, yesterday in the Bankshall Criminal Court in Kolkata telling that after PBT lodged a complaint with the MCI against Dr. Nirmal Maji, Trinomul MLA and president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC), for using his political influence to perform his pet dog’s dialysis at SSKM Hospital, a premier state-run hospital in Kolkata, WBMC president made false and slanderous claim that Dr. Saha has been “cheating” victims of medical negligence through PBT. Maji also threatened Dr. Saha that the state council may cancel license of Dr. Saha who is originally a doctor from Kolkata and registered with WBMC.

Dr. Saha sent a legal notice to Dr. Maji asking him for unconditional apology for making the baseless and defamatory comments. Since Maji did not respond, Dr. Saha lodged a criminal complaint against Maji who has been charged for “criminal defamation” (IPC Section 499/500) and “criminal conspiracy” (IPC Section 120b). The court took cognizance of this unprecedented criminal case against a politically powerful medical council president and testimony started yesterday. The court has fixed January 31 for the next date of hearing when more witnesses will be produced against Dr. Maji. Each of these criminal charges against Maji carries imprisonment for a period of 2 years.

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  • Ganesh Mandal January 5, 2018, 10:05 am

    Thanks to Dr. Saha and PBT for fighting this case against WBMC president. Being a well wisher of PBT ,I am very confident that the PBT must win this case on January 31, 2018. God is always with us.

  • Anonymous January 5, 2018, 11:00 pm

    PBT should do something to stop IMA lobbying to stall the NMC bill and stop the medical terrorists from robbing the poor and destroy the helth of the healthy further.

  • S.K.Thakur January 6, 2018, 12:14 am

    Had a very bad experience of fighting a case of my deceased brother in the WBMC. I am also seriously thinking for filing a criminal case against one of the ex-office bearers of the council. I have enough evidence against him. But there is limitation to the court cases one has to fight to get the justice in the case of a medical negligence. Everybody can’t survive like you, Dr. Saha. Hats off to you for showing many victims of medical negligence a ray of hope.

  • Parag January 6, 2018, 2:23 am

    All the best! Awsome work to discourage and punish officials promoting medical negligence!
    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:



  • Ajeya January 6, 2018, 4:47 am

    It takes a lot to Fight like Dr. Saha for such a noble cause with such a corrupt and rotten system which is absconding humanity , Long live Dr Saha , we are together , God is with us.. wrongdoings will be punished harder.

  • prakash January 8, 2018, 8:49 am

    NMC is going to make medical education costly and poor standard as no proof before starting college and then everyone will be legalised despite poor experience students in college [ like as happening private colleges take excess and then on humanitarian grounds are legalised by court ], colleges can fix fee and any other allied course trained like bahm, Ayurveda can become mbbs qualified in 6 months a joke. strict standards for private establishments only why not include govt hospitals ? all this is gimmicks just because there are few bad apples like in any institution, can the lawyers and politicians work weekends and nights like doctors to bring justice to millions of pending cases, create law and order and bring lawyer fees to a limit?
    though I am a doctor I can see this clearly as a political gimmick of BJP to gain popularity, but if implemented with proper changes, then medical education and treatment will go to dogs.
    what happened to MCI changes done previously and installed Dr Devi Shetty as karnataka representative, who just acted like a business man and did nothing to improve things. I can agree the councils need layperson on panels for proper safe guards to prevent monopoly of doctors and biased decisions