Baba Ahmad Siddiqui sold Tabiz claiming to cure Coronavirus, Arrested by UP police

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a fake Godman, who proclaims himself as “Corona Wale Baba”. 

The fake godman was identified as Ahmad Siddiqui, who claims that he has a cure for the deadly coronavirus. He misleads those who are not aware of how to take precautions to prevent coronavirus disease.

It has been learnt that Ahmad used to misguide people by selling them Tabiz for merely Rs 11 claiming to cure coronavirus. UP Police reportedly received information from the chief medical officer and they immediately arrested Ahmad for fraud and forgery.

Scientists are trying their best to find a complete cure to combat the fast-spreading disease. China too is finding it tough to bring the widespread infectious disease under control. The fake Baba, on the other hand, claimed that he had discovered a cure for COVID-19 that can treat the disease.

Additional Police Commissioner (west) Vikas Chandra Tripathi said that the accused calls himself “Corona Wale Baba” and has been duping innocent people.

He had been cheating on people by asking them to wear talisman instead of a mask. So far, there have been more than 110 confirmed cases of the virus in India as per the health ministry. 

The novel coronavirus outbreak has been in the news ever since it was detected in Wuhan, China. The deadly coronavirus has now claimed the lives of over 4,000 people and infected more than 1.6 lakh people globally. The coronavirus outbreak has also sabotaged the international calendar of several sporting events all across the world. The fast-spreading disease has even put the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 under huge doubt.

Recently, India confirmed its first death due to coronavirus when a 76-year-old man from the southern state of Karnataka succumbed to the virus. Later, a 68-year-old woman from Delhi became the country’s second victim of coronavirus. India has taken significant steps to stop the fast-spreading distance.

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