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Monday, October 24, 2005

Fraud Ayurveda Doctor to be arrested

by Express News Service
==Thane police close in on ‘cancer cure’ doctor==
Mumbai, October 24:
HE HAD challenged a Bombay High Court order cancelling his anticipatory bail. Now, with the Supreme Court dismissing his special leave petition, Ramesh Dhokte’s arrest seems inevitable.

But the ayurvedic doctor from Dombivli, who made a lot of money by selling his cancer cure to gullible patients, has admitted himself to Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, for a hand injury.

‘‘We have informed the hospital in writing about the arrest warrant issued by the Kalyan court,’’ said

Police Sub-Inspector Sanju John of the Thane Crime Branch. ‘‘We told them to inform us before discharging him.’’

It’s not the first time Dhokte—the Supreme Court dismissed his plea on October 21—has got himself admitted while facing impending arrest.

In December 2003, when the Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine lodged a case against him for making false ‘cancer cure’ claims, he had got admitted to Hinduja Hospital.

On September 26, the Bombay High Court cancelled his bail for creating hurdles in the case and tampering with evidence.

The order had observed: ‘‘It is seen that Dhokte is making use of false claims and false certificates to support his claim that he is able to cure cancer patients with ‘herbs’.’’

Unravelling the case
December 2003:
The Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine lodges a complaint against Dhokte for making false claims of curing cancer with herbs

Case is transferred to the Thane Economic Offences Wing
January 2004:
Dhokte gets anticipatory bail from Thane Sessions Court
March 2004:
Dr Prakash Deshmukh, an MCIM member who was part of the inquiry committee probing Dhokte, files a defamation case against the ayurvedic doctor for ‘feeding’ baseless and libelous reports in a regional newspaper
December 2004:
Food and Drugs Administration files a case against Dhokte for producing and selling drugs without approval and for selling illegal drugs using fake licence numbers
September 2005:
Bombay High Court sets aside anticipatory bail order issued by lower court
October 2005:
Kalyan court issues arrest warrant; Dhokte’s petition challenging high court order is dismissed in Supreme Court

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