`Miracle doctor` Munir Khan arrested for cheating

A self-proclaimed scientist and miracle doctor was on Wednesday arrested on charges of cheating and forgery after his plea for anticipatory bail was rejected by the Supreme Court, police said.

Last Updated: May 12, 2010, 18:21 PM IST

Mumbai: A self-proclaimed scientist and
miracle doctor was on Wednesday arrested on charges of cheating and
forgery after his plea for anticipatory bail was rejected
by the Supreme Court, police said.

The accused, Munir Khan, today surrendered before the
police after his bail plea in the Supreme Court was rejected
two days back, S J Nalawade, Senior Inspector at
Versova police station, said adding, following which he was
arrested.

He was produced before a local court which remanded him
to police custody till May 17, police said, adding earlier
three aides of Khan were arrested in the case.

Khan, who was on the run for last one year, has been
accused of cheating over 120 people by claiming that his
medicine `Body Revival’ can cure all diseases, including cancer
and he had celebrity clients as well. The medicine was priced
at Rs 16,000 for 100 ml bottle, police added.

"Over 120 people complained to us in writing and about 64
victims` statements were recorded so far," he said.

Khan`s advertisements on TV channels regarding his
medicine featured him with yesteryear television actor
Tabassum. The actor had also intervened in the case, saying
Khan had misled her into appearing for advertisements with
him, police added.

Last year, Khan`s clinic at suburban Versova was raided
by the Food and Drugs Administration.

Khan has been booked under relevant sections of Indian
Penal Code, The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable
Advertisements) Act and The Maharashtra Medical Practitioners
Act.

PTI