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Astrologer had elite clientele: Cops

india Updated: Mar 22, 2009 01:36 IST
Shahkar Abidi
Shahkar Abidi
Hindustan Times
Astrologer had elite clientele: Cops

The Juhu-based astrologer, who is accused in the Mira Road incest-rape case, had many high profile clients, including some from the film fraternity, said the police on Saturday.

The police said Hasmukh Rathod claims he is a numerologist and has been practising since 40 years.

Rathod allegedly also owned a flat in Andheri, which he had designed in a way that minimal sound carried out.

“Rathod used the fear and greed psychosis on the Chauhans,” said Sub-Divisional Officer Maithli Jha.

He had also allegedly tricked the family by promising to get his son Rajiv, a call centre employee, married to the elder daughter of Mira Road businessman Kishore Chauhan.

Anjana Chauhan, the victims’ mother, said she forced her younger daughter into the racket after the elder one started showing signs of resistance.

Anjana also described to the police about her own illicit sexual encounters with Rathod and added, “Whatever I did, was for the benefit of my family.”

The police said, medical reports, as of now, do not state of any abortion having carried out, adding, that they have extended the custody of the accused to find out if there were other victims.