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Anti superstition case filed against ‘chamatkar’ resident of Pune’s Erandwane

According to Nandini Jadhav, working president, Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANS), Mane, a resident of Erandwane has been misguiding people with superstitious activity at his home.

pune Updated: Nov 04, 2017 15:48 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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 The investigation officer said that when they personally went to the man’s house, he found a large number of devotees present.(HT Representative Photo)

A series of complaints related to superstitious activity have been registered under the anti-superstition law against Manoj Shivram Manoj Mane on Friday at the Kothrud police station.

According to Nandini Jadhav, working president, Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANS), Mane, a resident of Erandwane has been misguiding people with superstitious activity at his home.

She said, "Mane was involved in many superstitious activities by gathering a large number of people at his home. When we asked him about his ‘chamatkar’ (magic), he agreed to doing it and we have phone recordings of the conversation. Mane was violating the anti-superstition law, hence we registered a case against him."

The investigation officer, on the condition of anonymity said, "We personally visited the spot on Friday and found a large number of devotees present at his house. According to a complaint from ANS we registered a case against Mane under the Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013."

Senior inspector of Kothrud police station Raghunath Phuge told Hindustan Times that Mane is not claiming any ‘chamatkar’. Also he is not asking for any money from devotees. “Mane is not doing any criminal activity at his home, but still we are collecting proof against him and will proceed in court."

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 15:46 IST