October 3, 2009 5:05:16 am
The Crime Branch of the UT police on Friday arrested a baba,who used to dupe people by promising them a permanent solution to their problems with his magical powers. Mohammad Yusuf alias Baba Khan Bengali was held from his office in Sector 35.
He used to take huge sums of money from his customers on the pretext of quick and permanent solution to all types of problems.
The accused gave numerous advertisements in newspapers and local television channels as well to lure people by saying he had magical powers,with which he could solve any family dispute,ignite love between estranged couples and can foresee things.
The complainant in the case,Madhu,a resident of Sector 20,told the police that lured by the advertisements,she went to the baba to ask him about her husband who was missing from home. He assured her that her husband would return in a few days and took Rs 9,100 from her as fees,the police said.
After her husband failed to return,Madhu complained to the police about the fraud.
She also said the baba threatened her of dire consequences when she asked for a refund.
During investigations,another victim of the baba approached the police complaining that he too was duped of Rs 4 lakh by the baba.
A case of cheating and threatening has been registered against the fraud baba.
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