Kolkata: A fake medical certificate racket was busted by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has led to the arrest of two kingpins from New Delhi. The two a father- son duo by the names of Suresh and Chandan Agarwal are alleged to have distributed 20 lakh certificates to people all over the world in the name of Indian Council of Alternative Medicine, thereby producing 2o lakh quacks all over the world. “We are assessing their certificates to know whether they are genuine,” the CID official told Millenium post. They were brought by the Rajdhani Express to the city and produced before the Bidhannagar Court .
The duo were remanded to 10-day CID custody. “The two were responsible for running a fake institution from where they would award fake medical certificates to different people in lieu of huge money. Both are originally residents of Gariahat Road in Kolkata. They have been arrested from New Delhi pursuing a case initiated at Bidhannagar South Police station a few months back,” a senior CID official revealed to the Millennium post.
Suresh claimed that they are fighting for a cause for introducing alternative medicine in the state, in court, on Sunday .
“We haven’t issued doctors’ certificates to anybody. The allegations are baseless. We have given certificates in alternative medicines. Such certificates do not require the nod of the Medical Council of India,” he said, adding that he would prove their innocence in the court during the trial.