Since he was released from jail nearly 20 months ago, the doctor has been practicing in Chennai.

Sex doctor Prakash convicted for porn crimes in TN wants suspension from med council revoked Image for representation only
news Crime Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:03

Chennai-based Dr L Prakash, who served a jail term of 13 years for making pornographic videos, now wants his suspension from Indian Orthopaedic Association and the Tamil Nadu State Medical Council revoked.

It was a few days ago that the Indian Orthopaedic Association suspended the doctor's membership from the Indian Medical Council permanently, that also dissolved his membership from state medical councils. 

The decision was taken based on the minutes of a meeting held by Medical Council of India in 2008, The Times of India reports. Since he was released from jail nearly 20 months ago, the doctor has been practicing in Chennai.

Explaining the circumstances of suspending Dr Prakash's membership, Association President Dr Sudhir Kapoor told TOI, “It was brought to our notice that he has been released from prison after he served his sentence. He has started practice and was even seen in academic forums. Some members raised this at the general body meeting and it was resolved to remove him from the association."

However, Dr Prakash has raised objection to the council's move, and accused the council of not serving him a notice before suspending his membership.

Dr Prakash maintained that he was in prison when the Medical Council meeting was held in 2008 and that he was denied chance to present his case. 

"I am still on the medical registers of the Madhya Pradesh Medical Council. So I am eligible to practise anywhere in India," he maintained. 

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Medical Council said that he was debarred in 2008 by the state body and MCI and was never revoked since then. 

The Madhya Pradesh medical council, however, said that Dr Prakash's name was in the register, as they hadn't received any communication from the MCI.

Case

In 2001, Dr Prakash and his aide was arrested for shooting videos of young men and women and sending them to US and France to be published in pornographic websites. He was one of the first persons to be convicted in the IT Act. 

In 2008, a fast track court in Chennai found him guilty and sentenced him to life.

He later appealed to the court, who found that Dr Prakash had already undergone 13 years of imprisonment and the Madras High Court ordered his release in 2015. 

 

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