The staff of PS Govindpuri of South East District has arrested one ambulance driver Faizan for charging exorbitant rates to shift the Covid patient from one hospital to another.
On 02.05.2021, the complainant Sonu Tiwari visited PS Govind puri to register his complaint wherein he alleged that an ambulance driver charged Rs. 9000/-from him for shifting his elder brother suffering from fever from Transit camp,Govind puri to Apollo Hospital which is approximately 7 kms distant. The contact number 9875xxxxxx of the driver was provided bythe complainant. Accordingly, a case FIR No 303/21 u/s 420/188/269 IPC& 3 Epidemic Act was registered and investigation was taken up.
Sensing the gravity of the offence, araiding team consisting of SI Rakender Meena, HC Naveen and Ct RamNarayan along with complainant SonuTiwari,led by SHO/Govindpuri under the supervisionof ACP/ Kalka Ji was constituted to nab the culprit. A decoy client was installed and one call was made for providing ambulance service from MajidaHospital to Apollo hospital. After reaching the Majida hospital, the decoy customer contacted the ambulance driver to shift his patient. The ambulancedriver demanded Rs. 9000/- to shift the patient within a range of ten Kilometers and Rs. 5000/- extra for waiting in hospital parking. After bargaining, he agreed for Rs. 8500/-. The decoy customer provided him Rs. 8500/-cash.In the meantime, a raid was conducted to nab the accused person and the said accused person was apprehended.
On enquiry,the accused person was identified as Faizan R/o Sangam Vihar,Delhi, age 40 yrs. During theraid, one ambulance was seized that was recovered from his possession. Theaccused driver disclosed that he wants to earn quick money in the second waveof pandemic so he started over charging form the needy peoples who were readyto shift their patients at any cost.