Couple operating California Tarot House held for cheating
- Pakistan High Commission staffer asked to leave India after leak of sensitive defence documents
- Cyrus Mistry hits back at Tata Group with slew of allegations: Fraudulent transactions, unethical ways
- Tata Sons vs Cyrus: Sebi, govt keep watch, BSE seeks clarification
- Kashmir is a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: British PM Theresa May
- It's unfortunate, because it has set a terrible precedent: Farhan Akhtar on Johar-MNS deal
Duped a woman by claiming to solve her problems using 'supernatural powers'
The Kondhwa police on Tuesday arrested a man and his wife, who were operating the California Tarot House in Kondhwa, for allegedly cheating a woman by claiming to solve her problems using "supernatural powers".
The suspects have been identified as Behroze Dastur Sehgal (42) and her husband Feroze Shavak Dadachanji (54), both residents of S P Residency in Phursungi on Pune-Saswad Road. They have been operating the Tarot House for the past one year, said police.
A complaint in this coneection was registered by law student Dhanashri Pratapkumar Patil (29), currently residing at Girishankar Society in Karve Nagar.
Police booked the suspects under Sections 420, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and also under sections of the Drugs and Magic Remedy Act. Police inspector S B Pachorkar said the couple operated from California Tarot House at Brahma Estate, near Jyoti Restaurant, NIBM, Kondhwa. "Suspect Behroze claims that she was trained in the art of tarot reading from California and used it to solve various problems of people who approached them at their shop," said PI Pachorkar.
Police said the complainant had approached the couple in April 2012 with problems related to her love affair. The couple allegedly assured to solve her problem using super natural power. Assuring to "make her life beautiful," the couple allegedly took Rs 52,000 from the complainant from time to time between April and October 2012.
After receiving the complaint, police raided the California Tarot House and recovered Rs 52,000 cash, five dolls, books and other items. Police produced the suspects before the Cantonment court on Saturday. Public prosecutor P Jadhav argued that suspects claimed to have got degree in tarot reading, but they did not have the required permission or licence for operating such business.
- A letter like Cyrus Mistry’s could deepen the credibility crisis of Indian capitalism
- The transgender rights bill dilutes the private member’s bill passed by Rajya Sabha
- Diverse myths around the festival underpin Hinduism’s openness
- Polygamy and gender justice debate is more complicated than it is made out to be
- By brokering for MNS, Devendra Fadnavis has shown himself as a CM afraid of a bully
- Pak PM would do well to study the past before choosing Raheel Sharif’s successor