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Doctors suffering from behavioral problem bound to invite trouble on roads

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Srinagar, May 27, KNT: Police have reportedly registered a case against Srinagar cardiologist for allegedly manhandling a policeman on duty. The incident had sparked row a couple of days ago, prompting police chief to intervene who said that an inquiry has been ordered to fix the responsibility.

A couple of days ago, Dr Syed Maqbool said he was hit with a baton and later threatened. He said he was able to leave the police station only in the evening after his brother learnt of his whereabouts.
Senior interventional cardiologist Dr Syed Maqbool had said that he was stopped by Zadibal police near Hawal area, while on way to hospital and kept at a police station the entire day.

Dr Syed Maqbool had alleged that he was hit with a baton and later threatened. He said he was able to leave the police station only in the evening after his brother and cousin learnt of his whereabouts.

A top police official on condition of anonymity told news agency KNT that inquiry into that incident is in progress but a case has been registered against the doctor for manhandling a cop on duty.

“Even if you are a doctor or an influential person, you can’t manhandle a cop on duty and you can’t abuse him, threatening him of dire consequences. This is what this doctor did and it is reality,” he said.

Though various medical associations condemned the police action but still there are few, who want a thorough probe into the incident. A Doctor on condition of anonymity said that one gets shocked after listening to police version. “Listen to police version and you will blame the said doctor. Even inside the police station, this doctor used rude language which is unacceptable,” he said.

He said that some doctors have behavioral problem. “Medical profession is a noble one. A doctor should know his limits. He should be soft spoken, well dressed and always ready to serve. But, a doctor with behavioral problem and unwarranted attitude can surely invite trouble,” the top Doctor told KNT.

“I don’t buy the story narrated by Dr Syed Maqbool,” he categorically said.

He went on saying that he talked to both the doctor in question and the police officer and realized that cops were not at fault.

When contacted, Dr Syed Maqbool said he doesn’t have any idea of FIR lodged against him. “Yes, I was made to sign a paper before leaving police station, rest I don’t know anything,” he said adding that he has no personal grudge against any police officer and cops as they are working hard to contain Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am still in shock what happened to me inside the police station and I want to forget it. At the same time I am waiting for inquiry panel to record my statement. There should be thorough probe into the incident,” he said. (KNT)

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