Gang of fake doctors busted, 7 held

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Nagpur, Feb 25: A gang of fake doctors, who were allegedly holding medical camps and distributing medication without holding proper licence, was busted in the rural parts of this district, the police said.

According to the police, seven people, including two women, were arrested for posing as allopathic doctors, during a raid on a medical camp that was being held at a private nursing home at Katol, about 60 kilometres from here, on Saturday.

Those arrested have been identified as Durgesh Marotrao Bagde (28), Trimbak Vithoba Charpe (29), Uttam Laxman Loli (60), Trivesh Ramchandra Ladekar (30), Yogesh Shankar Taiwade (22), Shubhangi Devman Dongre (20) and Mamata Trivesh Ladekar (21), all residents of Warud in neighbouring Amravati district, a police press release said.

Those arrested admitted that they had held similar camps at several places in Amravati district over the past few months, it said. They held the camps in spite of not possessing any formal qualification in medicine or a licence to practice.

The police have seized a van besides cash, medicines and syringes from the arrested people. An offence has been registered under sections 420 (cheating), 109 (abetment) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 33 and 36 of the Medical Practitioners Act, the press release added.


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