A team led by District Medical Officer P. Peethambaran on Thursday said it busted a ‘quack doctor’ who ran a private hospital for several years at Kottappo in Amboori in the district.

The team said it found the suspect, David Manohar Pandiyan, 68, in the possession of forged certificates and documents.

They also seized Rs.8,840 from the accused.

The Vellarada police took custody of the accused and produced him before the court on the charge of impersonation, fraud, and cheating. The court remanded him to judicial custody for a period of 14 days.