Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the city police
have arrested five quacks from across the state
for allegedly practising homoeopathy using fake
certificates. Recently, on August 21, a 52-year-old
man from Thanjavur N. Balakrishnan was arrested
by the CCB sleuths.
on Saturday, five of them- M. Velmurugan (53)
native of Pinnathur in Cuddalore district, S.
Sridharan (39) of Karuvalour in Tiruppur district,
J. Anilkumar (51) of Annaimalaiyan Patti in Theni
district, S. Kumar (68) of Melur in Madurai district
and N. Ravikumar (50) of Kasankadu Naduthopu in
Coimbatore district were arrested.
had recently registered a FIR after the registrar
of the Tamil Nadu Homeopathy Medical Council (TNHMC)
lodged a complaint of an alleged scam involving
erstwhile office bearers of the council wherein
fake certificates were issued to several practitioners.
the FIR, several former members of the TNHMC including
C. Soundarrajan, a former registrar and its president
G.P. Hahnemann were named, police said.
Police sources said that thee are at least 40
persons who were allegedly issued fake certificates
between 2010 and 2012.
those arrested were brought to the city for further
investigations. Police sources said that the accused
were booked under various sections including 465
(forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating),
471 (using a forged document as a genuine one).
They were produced before a court and remanded
in judicial custody.