Swapna Patkar (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Mumbai: Film producer Swapna Patkar was on Tuesday charged with cheating and forgery for allegedly obtaining a fake PhD degree in clinical physiology and using it to get a job in a hospital here. was arrested. A police officer gave this information. Patkar (39) is best known for producing the Marathi film ‘Balkadu’, a biopic of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, which released in 2015.
After an FIR was registered against him on May 26 at Bandra police station in suburban Mumbai under sections 419 (cheating in disguise), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery) and 468 (forgery with intent to cheat), the official said He was arrested. She told that she was practicing as clinical psychologist in a leading hospital located in Bandra (West) since 2016.
The official said that 51-year-old social activist Gurdeep Kaur Singh had lodged a police complaint in April after receiving a set of documents related to Patkar’s PhD degree in a sealed cover from an anonymous source. According to the documents, Patkar’s PhD certificate issued by Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur in 2009 was actually fake, he said. Also read: Biggest drop in second wave of corona in Maharashtra so far, 10,891 new cases in last 24 hours
Using an alleged fake degree, Patkar managed to get appointment as an honorary consultant in the hospital and used to treat people with mental health issues, the official said. He said that on May 26, Singh approached the Bandra police with a complaint against Patkar. He said that further investigation is going on in the matter.
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