The police Tuesday arrested Sushma Kothari of Sadashiv Peth,who had been practising as a doctor without a registration with the Medical Council of India. The PMC had registered an offence in the case in June after the slain activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar had approached the district administration with a complaint against her.
She was arrested by the Vishrambaug police station on Tuesday afternoon after a sessions court in Pune rejected her anticipatory bail plea. A complaint in this regard was registered at Vishrambaug police station after Dr Amrita Ingle,divisional officer of the health department,had lodged the complaint. Dabholkar had complained to District Collector Vikas Deshmukh about Kotharis as she had been claiming treatment of incurable diseases by various methods.
An officer with Vishrambag police said Kothari just has a doctorate in cosmetics. The case against Kothari was registered under various sections of the Medical Practitioners Act. The court of additional sessions judge S V Mane had earlier rejected Kotharis anticipatory bail plea. She had made another plea asking for relief till she makes an appeal in the High Court. The second application was rejected and she was arrested.