There’s more trouble brewing for Dr Bharat Atit, husband of former BJP mayor Malini Atit. Officials of the Detection of Crime Branch have charged him for forgery of valuable security documents. Cases have also been registered under IPC section 467 and 468 for the forgery. Detailed investigation in this case has hinted at the possibility of Dr Atit having sold children earlier as well.
In a statement given to the DCB, nurse Neeru Rathe, one of the accused, has confirmed that Atit had made fake surrogacy papers in order to sell Mona Thakore’s boy to a Rajkot-based couple on October 6, 2011.
According to the DCB, Atit was aware of the rule that made government’s approval mandatory for giving children up for adoption. Therefore, he arranged for fake documents in connivance with the attendant at a nearby medical store.
In a statement given by the medical store attendant to the DCB, it was revealed that not only did Atit arrange fake documents but also mentioned wrong details in the birth certificates as well.
The DCB officials will now conduct a DNA test of Thakore, Rajkumar (her lover) and the infant to confirm the paternity of the child. If the results are negative, the DCB will ask Harikrisha Ahari, Thakore’s first husband, to undergo the test.
Interestingly, the DCB had seized the fake documents made by Atit a few months back but the investigation was put on hold due to the approaching state assembly elections. According to an official source, former BJP mayor Malini Atit had made a verbal representation at the CMO, alleging harassment of her husband by police.