90-yr-old fake baba detained for cheating childless couples
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 00:28
Harda (MP): A 90-year-old fake baba, Shivdayal Sharma was on Wednesday handed over to the Dhar district police.

Shivdayal Sharma alias Swami Baba claimed himself as the disciple of Yoga Guru Baba Swami Ramdev and cheated many childless couples across the state, police said today.

About his modus operandi, police said that Sharma, claiming that he was the disciple of Ramdev has taken money ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 from many couples without a child with the promise to give them medicine to enable them to have kids.

Sharma had organised his health camps at Dhar and other places and assured the couples that his head office was at Ramdev's Patanchali Yogavidhya Peeth in Haridwar. He claimed that he gets medicines from Ramdev, police said.

"We got the information that the Baba (Shivdayal Sharma) was treating people at Sirkamba village at his camp. We detained him yesterday," Timrani Police Station House Officer Ramprasad Kusmarkar said.

He, after cheating people in Dhar around two months back, had escaped from there and was absconding after a case was registered against him.

The Dhar police had come down here and took him to their district where he has cheated around 250 couples.

Police were not knowing the place from where the Baba hails as he was giving contradictory statements in this regard.


First Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 00:28

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