Palghar, Mar 18 : The Rural Police on Wednesday registered criminal cases against two doctors from the district for allegedly making ‘false claims’ about Coronavirus and thus ‘misleading’ the public. Offences under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and also section 51(B) of the Disaster Management Rules, 2005 have been filed with the Tulinj and Valiv police stations, police said on Wednesday.
The offences were registered against alleged accused -- Dr Sarvar Raje Khan from Gokhivare of Vasai and Dr Subashchandra Yadav – for allegedly spreading rumours in violation of the orders issued by the district collector. Dr Khan, who claims to have the degree in Doctor of Medicine (Ayurveda, from Nashik) had put up a board outside his clinic stating that “Corona flu preventive medicine available here”.
While Dr Yadav had put up a board outside his clinic claiming that antidotes for coronavirus are administered here (Rs 100 per dose for a course of 3 doses). No arrest has been made so far in connection with these cases, police added. (UNI)