He used to promise paise ki baarish, cops recover stuff required to perform black magic after they raided the ashram following complaints from locals that someone was playing around with the dead bodies stolen from crematoriums.
Palghar : The Vikramgarh cops on Wednesday recovered around 10 human skulls, loads of fake currency of 1000 and 500 denominations and stuff required to perform black magic from an ashram of a fake godman in the jungles after locals complained that someone was playing around with the human dead bodies. The locals also alleged that this fake tantrik used to promise people ‘paise ki baarish’ (which is a slang used for loads of cash or a shower of cash) as he had certain godly powers which no one had.
The villagers started doubting his boast when he used to promise them with cash worth Rs 5 lakh in the form of a cash shower if they paid him Rs 1 lakh. The incident came to light when relatives of a dead person in Sakhare village, Vikramgarh, had gone to the crematorium to collect remains of the funeral pyre and found that important parts of the skeleton were missing. When they didn’t find any clues after thorough investigation they doubted this tantrik. This made them hunt the tantrik who used to live and practice black magic deep in the jungle with his other aides.
While the cops have arrested two persons, they have also recovered pictures of gods and goddesses, stuff required to perform black magic, one skeleton and around 10 skulls, fake currency of 1000 and 500 denominations, 3 swords, gelatin sticks and detonators etc from the ashram. The cops have sent teams to hunt down the main accused identified as Tukaram Dambali and his other accomplices are on the run.
Police officials said that the accused used to keep a watch on funerals happening in the crematorium and used to pick up skeleton parts the moment people left.
A case has been registered under section 3 of the State Black Magic Act 2013, sections 297, 286, 489 (e) of the IPC. Since gelatin sticks and detonators were found various sections of the Indian Arms Act and the Indian Explosives Act were also added. The arrested have been remanded to five day police custody and further investigations are on.