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Court rejects cheating complaint against docs of pvt hospital

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A has dismissed a man's against doctors of a renowned private hospital here for allegedly cheating him by for a pacemaker of his father.

The man moved the court challenging an order by which the doctors were summoned as accused for offence of dishonest misappropriation of property under the IPC. He had instead sought framing of cheating charge against the doctors.

Additional Sessions S K Gupta rejected the saying it was a second revision petition as another sessions court had already rejected his in 2015.

"The revision against the summoning order was filed. The court has considered the fact whether any graver offence is made out or not. The revision petition was dismissed.

"The said order has attained finality meaning thereby that the respondents (doctors) will be proceeded for offence under section 403 of IPC. The present revision tantamount to the second revision. This court cannot sit over the order passed by then revisional court," the said.

It, however, said proceedings against the hospital under section 403 (dishonest misappropriation of property) of the IPC shall continue.

A trial court had on March 6, 2014 summoned two doctors of the Okhla-based hospital for the offence under section 403 of the IPC.

According to the complaint, thefatherof complainant and revisionist Saurabh Singh wasadmittedin the hospital in 2012 and Rs 8.40 lakh was charged for pacemaker

Later, his father was informed by another hospital that the pacemakerwasnotfunctioningproperly so he was once again admitted to the accused hospital andoperatedupon.

On August 22, 2012, the old pacemaker was replaced with a new one and he was billed Rs 2.66 lakh, the complaint stated.

The complainant came to know that the cost of the new pacemaker was Rs 80,000 less than the old one, but he was charged more by the hospital.

The hospital, however, had denied the allegation and said the difference ofpriceinthe costof thetwopacemakers was sent to them throughcourier, adding there was no dishonest intention or misrepresentation on the part of the hospital or its doctors.

The for the revisionist hadcontended that the hospital never told him that the was of a different make which showed therewas dishonestintentionontheirpart to cheat him.

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First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 11:10 IST