Mumbai crime: Mumbai Police on Monday said that its crime branch has busted a gang of people who were allegedly posing as Unani doctors
The seized medical equipment by the police. Pic/Mumbai Police
Mumbai crime: Mumbai Police on Monday said that its crime branch has busted a gang of people who were allegedly duping people from the city by posing as Unani doctors.
The police have nabbed four people in connection with the matter and so far found that atleast six people had been duped by the gang.
According to the police, a complaint was received by the Marine Drive Police in south Mumbai in October following which a case was registered by the police on October 30. The Marine Drive Police and the Mumbai Crime Branch officials had been investigating the matter.
The unit-3 of the Mumbai Crime Branch formed a special team to investigate the matter and began to trace the suspects operating in the city, an official said.
The police said, a 61-year-old man, a Wadala resident had filed a complaint with the Marine Drive Police. In his complaint, he had alleged that he was having a medical condition and came in contact with three people claiming to be Unani doctors, who told him that he was having a problem in his veins and their treatment could make him better. Moreover the trio also told the victim that they were also having their branches in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat.
The complainant alleged that he was told that they would visit his home in Wadala and treat him. The victim also alleged that during the treatment he was allegedly cheated to the tune of Rs. 14.50 lakh, the official said.
The police investigations revealed that the gang was originally from Rajasthan and had been active in parts of Maharashtra from past 2-3 months, the police said.
The official added, the crime branch officials after tracking them down and finding evidences against them, formed multiple teams to nab the suspects. The team of police officials later nabbed four gang members, all are local residents of Rajasthan.
"The police have seized medical materials from them and also seized 9 mobile phones, simcards, a car and Rs. 14 lakh from them," an official said.
The police said, so far the officials have found that atleast six people had been allegedly cheated by them. Further investigations in the matter are underway.