**Bhubaneswar**: The Commissionerate Police on Wednesday arrested a person impersonating as a doctor in a reputed private hospital in the Capital City.
The accused has been identified as Pradeepta Mahapatra, a resident of Mayurbhanj district.
According to police, the accused had entered into Apollo Hospital and was allegedly extorting money from relatives of patients posing as a doctor of the same hospital.
He also told the attendants that he can offer some discounts on fees.
Smelling something fishy, the attendants informed the security personnel in the hospital and police.
On being informed, Saheed Nagar police rushed to the spot and detained him.
A case under sections of 419, 420 was lodged against the fake doctor.
Meanwhile, the police have been interrogating him to known his modus operandi.