Jail for cheats who charged Rs 2 lakh to stop hair fall

They offered 75 pc back if oil didnt work

Five people, including a woman, were arrested for duping gullible people on the pretext of treating hair fall completely through ayurvedic medicine, police said.

Dilip Balani, 33, Sanjay Sharma, 28, Ganesh Ahuja, 24, Tarun Kumar, 25 and Gurava Raju Firake, 40, were arrested in Karol Bagh on Friday, said additional commissioner of police (central) Devesh Chandra Srivastva.  

“They had collected several lakhs of rupees from people by charging each of them Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh,” said Srivastva.  

Police said they were held after a complaint filed by Purnima Roy, a resident of High Land Apartments at Vasundhra Enclave in east Delhi, on Thursday at Desh Bandhu Gupta Road police station.

She said she met Deepak and Durgwa Malappa at an exhibition at Cross River Mall in east Delhi in July. 

They offered her an anti-hair fall ayurvedic medicinal oil and claimed that it would regenerate her lost hair within two months.

They also told her about other ayurvedic herbs available in their shop, Ayushri Ayurveda on Joshi Road in Karol Bagh for better treatment.

She went to Karol Bagh where Malappa introduced her to a Dilip Balani, who posed himself as an ayurvedic doctor.

Dilip Balani started her treatment and provided several herbs and charged her Rs 2 lakh for them. She got no relief from the medicines and then the matter was reported to police.  

Police conducted a raid after the complaint at the shop and arrested four persons.During interrogation, they revealed their identity as Dilip Balani, Sanjay Sharma, Ganesh Ahuja and Tarun Kumar.

Polic later arrested a woman Gurava Raju Firake, who was working with the owner. They told police that they are working under the patronage of Rajesh Kumar.
They roamed around various hospitals and other places in Delhi and targetted people suffering from diseases like hair fall or mental disorders. 

They would then convince them that to take ayurvedic treatment. Patients were also assured that if they did not get any relief within two months, 75 per cent of their money would be refunded. 

“Further investigation is in progress and efforts are being made to apprehend other accomplices.” police said.

Other people who have been duped by the gang in a similar manner are also approaching police.

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