This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

The docbot will see you now

Disgraced GP recruiter jailed for almost three years after abusing his wife

A medical recruiter whose former company left locums out of pocket has been sentenced to almost three years in jail for abusing his wife. 

Tawhid Juneja from Welwyn, Hertfordshire, was jailed for 33 months after mentally and physically abusing his wife Carrie Juneja for a decade, according to a report by Hertfordshire Police.

The 36-year-old - who runs locum agency Primary Care Professionals - appeared before St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday where he was also granted a five-year restraining order against his wife upon his discharge.

Mr Juneja's agency had been forced to place its payment arm, Evolve Resources Ltd, under administration in 2017 after 'cash-flow issues' related to changes to its payment system. 

Around 70 GPs had payments overdue and had enlisted professional debt collection agencies to retreive the debt. 

Mr Juneja was first found guilty by a jury at Luton Crown Court on 8 July for using coercive control on Ms Juneja between 29 December 2015 and 1 November 2018 and two counts of beatings on 30 June 2018 and 1 November 2018.

He was also banned from driving for over two years after he admitted one offence of dangerous driving.

Investigating officer detective constable Chloe Palmer from the Domestic Abuse Investigations and Safeguarding Unit said: 'I want to pay tribute to the victim in this case, who was stood in the witness box giving evidence about her horrific ordeal for more than five hours. Her bravery means that Juneja finally has to pay for the 10 years of suffering he inflicted on her.

'After a decade of cruel and controlling behaviour and violence, the jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on all counts and justice has been done.

'We want other victims to know that we take every report of domestic abuse very seriously, and will always fully support victims throughout the investigative process and we bring offenders to justice.'

If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, you can report it to police on the non-emergency number 101, or online

Have your say