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Shifu Sunkriti case: No proof that sex and drugs cult leader Sunil Kulkarni exploited women

Kulkarni was arrested after parents of two sisters from Malad, in their early 20s, filed a petition in the Bombay high court claiming Kulkarni had “entrapped” their daughters

mumbai Updated: Jun 08, 2017 09:48 IST
Rahul Mahajani
Shifu Sunkriti
Sunil Kulkarni ran an alleged sex and drugs cult.(HT)

The Mumbai police team are yet to find any evidence against Sunil Kulkarni – the leader of an alleged sex and drugs cult Shifu Sunkriti – to prove that he exploited young girls.

The leader was arrested after parents of two sisters from Malad, in their early 20s, filed a petition in the Bombay high court claiming Kulkarni had “entrapped” their daughters. The couple claimed their daughters’ behaviour “changed drastically after attending the activities of the cult”.

The police have not found much evidence in the porn clip recovered from his phone either. “We have proof that Kulkarni influenced around 10 youngsters by giving speeches on free lifestyle. He used them in many of his alleged con “schemes’ he plotted. Youngsters believed him as he dropped names of corporates to impress them,” said a source.

Sources in the Mumbai crime branch said they were investigating the charge based on the case registered against Kulkarni in Delhi. “We are probing further. We are looking for a few more youngsters [girls and boys] to record their statements to verify the allegations,” said a senior official, requesting anonymity.

Kulkarni has been booked under protection of children from sexual offences act (POCSO) in Delhi, police said.

The police found Kulkarni used one of the sisters’ cheque book to sign an MOU with a firm in Bhopal . He finalised the deal at Rs23 crore. Kulkarni even took Rs5.50 lakh from the company, which was deposited in the woman’s account. The woman has told the Mumbai crime branch that she was not aware that her cheque book was used by Kulkarni, after which he was booked for forgery.

The police have also found that his claims of being a doctor are not true. He, however, gave lectures at various institutes making tall claims about his educational qualification. The crime branch said the elder sister from Malad met Kulkarni when he visited her college as a faculty member. She then introduced her younger sister to him.