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Four arrested for running ‘fake’ Ayurvedic clinic

The Andheri police on Wednesday arrested four men for running an Ayurvedic clinic and claiming to have a cure for all skin problems, reports HT Correspondent.

mumbai Updated: Nov 20, 2009 00:31 IST
HT Correspondent

The Andheri police on Wednesday arrested four men for running an Ayurvedic clinic and claiming to have a cure for all skin problems.

They failed to produce any medical degree for the same.

The arrest follows the raid on the Versova clinic of Munir Khan, a quack, last month.

Senior inspector S.G. Deshmukh said the accused had been operating for the last five days from one of the commercial blocks in Apna Ghar society at Telli Gali.

The police said three of the accused would convince the patient that Dr Ganesh Phadtare (37), their fourth accomplice, has a cure for all skin problems. “They would also pitch that Phadtare is a highly qualified ayurvedic doctor and all his medicines are sourced from a forest in Hyderabad,” added Deshmukh.

They have been booked under the sections of Maharashtra Medical Practitioner Act along with section of cheating under the Indian Penal Code.

The police said the medicines they sold were packed food colours priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 60,000.