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Coimbatore police probe forced hospital take over by hired goons

- June 21, 2022

Chennai, June 21 (BPNS)

Coimbatore police are on probe against 11 hired goons and an advocate over a takeover bid of a private hospital in the city. Chennai hospital managed by Dr. Umashankar had rental dues to the tune of Rs 1 crore.

The owner of the premise Dr. Ramachandran sent reminders to Dr. Umashankar several times and after he failed to pay the rental dues, Dr. Ramachandran along with 11 hired goons took over the hospital and changed its name to Ellen hospital. While the incident took place on December 4, 2021, and police registered a case, Dr. Ramachandran and his associates were on anticipatory bail.

However the prosecution moved the court and took into custody, Dr. Ramachandran (75), his associate Dr . Kamaraj (47), hired goon Murthy, Dr. Ramachandran’s personal assistant Kumaresan (45), and his driver Palaniswamy.

Chief Judicial magistrate remanded Dr. Ramachandran and his accomplices to judicial custody on Monday.

Coimbatore police are on the probe an advocate who orchestrated the take over of the hospital along with 11 hired goons provided by Murthy, who is considered a gang leader of the city.

Sources told BPNS that the advocate has arranged the support of the local police during the ransacking and takeover of the hospital after the inmates and hospital staff were forced to vacate.

The probe by the Coimbatore police under the supervision of the district police superintendent has commenced and sources in the police told IANS that all the culprits will soon be in the net.