Hotibhai Dhramsi Patel, a 41-year-old self-styled doctor
was arrested by the Kandivili police who had help from officials of the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA).
Patel had raked up quite some money by fooling people.
When his so-called clinic was raided most medicines that were seized turned out
to be steroids, police revealed.
Patel is in police custody till June 17. He has been arrested
under the Maharashtra Medical Protection Act.
"Patel is just an SSC
pass-out," senior inspector Surendrakumar Jaiswal said. "After completing his
schooling, he began working with a surgeon in Gujarat where he picked up a few
basic medical terms and techniques. As he used steroids, patients got a sudden
boost after taking the medicines and felt energetic. This earned him a positive
feedback in the area."