JORHAT, June 5 - Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar ordered a magisterial inquiry on Monday into the incident of his driver (contractual) reportedly assaulting an on-duty intern doctor at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on May 22 and the subsequent ceasework resorted to by the interns concerned.
Konwar told The Assam Tribune that after receiving representations from the Jorhat district unit of the Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad and employees of JMCH seeking a magisterial probe into the entire incident relating to alleged manhandling of the intern by his driver Debashis Bora and subsequent strike resorted to by the interns, he had ordered an inquiry which will be conducted by Jorhat Development Commissioner Brojen Das.
Das has been directed to complete the inquiry within 15 days. The DC said that the probe will look into the circumstances leading to the assault of the intern and development thereafter.
He said that allegations of poor response from the doctor when he had taken his niece suffering from severe bleeding from her nose in the early morning on May 22 too, will be covered by the probe.
Konwar stated that Bora did not disclose his identity initially before the intern and had approached the hospital as a common citizen, but alleged that the response was not positive.
The order issued by Konwar stated that on June 8 next from 11am to 3 pm, Das at his office chamber will record statements/receive documents or any information from organisations/individuals related to the incident.
It may be mentioned that the police had arrested Bora following registration of a case (No:1193/2018) at the Jorhat Police Station after the intern named Dr Artriya Gupta lodged an FIR at the JMCH outpost.The interns thereafter withdrew the stir.