Police suspect Versova quack made lakhs a day
Munir Khan, the ‘scientist’ who spent time as a compounder with a doctor in his earlier days, makes Rs 70-Rs 80 lakh in a day, police suspect.mumbai Updated: Oct 30, 2009 02:55 IST
Munir Khan, the ‘scientist’ who spent time as a compounder with a doctor in his earlier days, makes Rs 70-Rs 80 lakh in a day, police suspect.
When the police raided Khan’s clinic in Versova on Tuesday, they found a register which showed that medicines worth Rs 25 lakh had been sold between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm.
The raid was to arrest Khan on charges of cheating and illegal practice of medicine. However Khan’s son Munish and 14 others hindered the raid and helped Khan escape. Munish and the 14 people were arrested by the police.
“This gives us an idea about what Khan’s daily income could be,” said police inspector Kalpana Gadekar of Versova police station. Medicine bottles of worth over Rs 28 lakh were also seized from the spot, the police said.
A team from Income Tax department, on Wednesday, visited the clinic and Khan’s residence in Yari Road. “The I-T department is separately investigating the assets owned by Khan,” added Gadekar.
In March, the I-T department raided Khan’s residence in Yari Road and found over Rs 80 lakh in cash.
They found cash receipts showing an income of Rs 60 crore for the current financial year, though he had declared just Rs 1.2 lakh as his annual income. Khan admitted to evasion of taxes and issued a cheque of Rs 22 crore, the police claimed.
Sources living near Khan’s residence revealed that he moves around with 5-6 bodyguards and possess a fleet of cars.
Though not much is known about Khan’s past, police sources revealed that he is native of Kota in Rajasthan and belonged to a middle class family.
After media reports about the raid on Khan’s clinic, scores of his patients have started pouring at the Versova police station to lodge their complaints.