Two held for selling fake Ayurvedic drugs

Two held for selling fake Ayurvedic drugs

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have arrested two persons for selling fake Ayurvedic medicines and thus, cheating a number of patients. 

Rohith, 20 and Durgappa, 49, residents of Mathikere and natives of Belagavi, are the arrested persons. Fake medicines worth several crores of rupees have been seized from them. They were working as associates to the main accused Shivanand and Virupaksha who are currently absconding, the police added.

Based on a tip off, the CCB sleuths raided Tulasi Ayurvedic Medicine Clinic in Wilson Garden and arrested Rohith and Durgappa. The clinic was operated by Shivanand and Virupaksha, the police said.

The police added that Shivanand claimed himself to be a doctor and Virupaksha, an Ayurvedic practitioner. They propagated that they can cure any disease and used to provide fake ayurvedic medicines and thus cheating people by taking thousands of rupees. 

The patients, who used to consume the medicine found no improvement in their condition and suspected a fraud. A few of them lodged a complaint with the CCB. A case has been registered in Wilson Garden police station. Search for the main accused is on.

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