A quack doctor claiming to be from the orthopaedic department of AIIMS was taken into custody by Delhi Police. Confirming the arrest, deputy commissioner of police (South) Romil Baaniya said that police received a complaint from the deputy chief security officer of the medical institute that one of their security guards had caught a man identified as Ram Kishan Gupta.

Police said that Gupta was found roaming inside the Trauma Centre asking junior resident doctors to admit a patient in emergency.

A senior police officer said, “The man identified as, Ram Kishan Gupta, claimed to be a faculty member of the Orthopaedic Department at the AIIMS Trauma Centre and was asking the junior residents in emergency section to admit a patient. The guards were informed about the quack, who was caught and handed over to the police.”

Baaniya said, “a complaint was reported by RS Rawat, deputy chief security officer of AIIMS that the man had earlier come to Trauma Centre with a patient on 5 February.”

“The security had some doubts about him when he had last come but before he left before he could be overpowered. CCTV footage established he was not working at AIIMS. His picture was circulated among guards and staff.

On Tuesday, when he again came to the emergency, he was caught,” said a senior official from AIIMS. According to the complaint filed with the police, the accused claimed that he did his MBBS in 2000 and MS in 2006 from University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi.

A stethoscope was recovered from him. He also reportedly confessed that he did so to facilitate the treatment of one of his relatives. Further interrogation is underway to find out if he actually studied medicine.

A case under Section 419 (Punishment for cheating by personation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against him, a senior police official said.