The Chennai city police has made a string of arrest along with the unraveling of a fake certificate racket by former members of the Tamil Nadu Homeopathy Medical Council. While the racket was busted on Saturday, five fake practitioners of Homeopathy have been arrested in the past week, reported Times of India.
While 5 'fake' doctors from Cuddalore, Theni, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruppur were arrested, 4 others are reported to have got anticipatory bail.
The police are reported to have first arrested N Balakrishnan of Ammanpettai village near Thanjavur on August 21 after complaints against him were filed by Tamil Nadu Homeopathy Medical Council (TNHMC) registrar G Rajasekaran and the council's former president R Gnanasambandam.
“TNHMC registrar Rajasekaran had lodged a complaint against homeopathy practitioners who received fake medical certificates from the council's former registrar, C Soundararajan, in collusion with its former president, G P Hahnemann, and former council members R Rangasamy and T Parameshwaran Nambiar,” a police officer told TOI. According to Rajasekaran, the former TNHMC members had issued the fake certificates between 2010 and 2012 in the names of deceased homeopathy doctors.
On August 18, about 18 months Rajasekaran lodged a complaint against the previous office-bearers, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) had registered an FIR against the council’s former registrar and former president.
In March 2016, Rajasekaran had sent a letter to Chennai City Police Commissioner requesting him to initiate criminal action against the former members of the council. According to The Hindu, the complaint was not registered and had been kept pending since then.