Crackdown on fake babas and black magicians on the cards

Hyderabad: After crackdown against, adulterated food, illegal trade, loan sharks and tainted qazis, Hyderabad City police has now decided to begin a drive against fake babas and black magicians. The initiative has been taken up by North Zone Police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone) Mrs. Somati said that they are keeping close tab on fake babas and recent incidents are being reviewed. Police feel that most of the people do not report to police after becoming victims of the fake babas or black magicians. However the North Zone police will keep eye on newspaper and television advertisements and keep a watch on their whereabouts.

The fake babas trap the person approaching him by taking into account his psychology. They are collecting lakhs of rupees in the name of special puja or supplication. Recently a man was arrested who escaped with 1.5 lakh rupees on the pretext of doubling it up. Another was nabbed who took lakhs of rupees in the name of treating people. He was also found involved in sexual exploitation of women.