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Mumbai police join forces with BMC to crack down on quacks

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On Wednesday, Mumbai crime branch has announced joint operations with the BMCs health department to crack down on quacks in the city, after the arrest of five bogus doctors last week.

Deputy Commissioner Police (DCP) Crime Branch Shahaji Umap said that the city police will join forces with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations health department to take action against doctors, who practice Unani medicine without valid degrees. Most of these fake doctors operate in slum areas of Deonar, Govandi, Tilak Nagar and Bandra in the suburbs saying that they are keeping close tab on the activities of such doctors.

An official said that on October 16, five quacks, namely, Shamshir Shaikh (38), Anwar Hussein (45), Naim Shaikh (40) Nawab Hussein (36) and Rizwanuddin Banjara (35) were arrested under section 420 (cheating) and other related sections of the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act. Also, of the five arrested, one was found to be illiterate, while the remaining had only completed their basic secondary education.

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