Three held in Delhi for conning people through homemade medicines

Three persons were arrested in Delhi for cheating gullible people out of money by promising them cures for terminal diseases.

Published: 01st September 2018 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2018 08:58 AM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes (Express Illustrations)


NEW DELHI: Three persons have been arrested for cheating gullible people out of money by promising them cures for chronic and terminal diseases through homemade medicines, police said on Friday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that Mujamil, 34, Ravi Yallappa Shatty, 38, and Manoj Govind Shirke, 34, are from Belgaum in Karnataka and were arrested from Delhi on Thursday.

"They will dispense adulterated medicines to patients, advising them to consume these for a minimum period of four months and charged them money depending on their financial condition."

They assured the people about refund of the money if their medicines didn't show results.

The three were involved in such cases in cities like Delhi, Surat, Vadodara, Pune and Indore.

"As for their modus operandi, the gang would rent a premises and set up an ayurvedic medicine shop. Then they lured gullible people through agents who scouted prestigious hospitals like AIIMS, Ganga Ram, Max and religious places looking for cures for cancer, AIDS and other terminal diseases," Randhawa said.

They plied their racket for two to three months before shifting base to a new city.

Stay up to date on all the latest Delhi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp