Vikash Sharma

A lot of people are coming forward to file complaints against fake sorcerer, Kaifi Khan who trapped them by weaving a net of false promises of finding hidden treasures or removing ‘evil spirits’. Kaifi Khan was recently arrested by Cuttack Mangalabag Police for allegedly duping a Ranihat-based woman, Sharmila Sen to the tune of Rs 62 lakh.

It was just the tip of the iceberg as later more persons came forward and brought similar charges against the fake tantrik. So far, police have registered six cases against Kaifi Khan.

Mangalabag Police on Wednesday brought Kaifi Khan on a four-day remand to extract more information regarding fraud and cheating. Moreover, Kaifi Khan’s alleged links with gangster Shakil Ahmad have also come to the fore. It is said that Kaifi is a relative of the gangster. This has raised several questions about whether the gangster was also involved in the Kaifi’s crime network.

The Commissionerate Police will try to ascertain more information regarding the involvement of others in the crime network of the self-styled Godman.

Here Are Details About Victims Duped By Kaifi Khan

Sharmila Sen of Cuttack Ranihat: Accused Kaifi had duped her to the tune of Rs 62 lakh on the pretext of warding off evil spirits and recovering hidden treasure from her house.

Jeherul Islam of Bhadrak: The self-styled tantrik had looted Rs 5 lakh from the complainant.

Shabnam Ara Begum of Cuttack Kisannagar: Rs 5 lakh

Debabrata Mohanty of Tirtol: Rs 22 lakh

Sharmila Bibi of Sadar Police Limits: Rs 5 lakh

A relative of Sk Adil of Kesharpur: Rs 5 lakh

“I had given Rs 5 lakh and Kaifi Khan had also visited my house in Dhenkanal. He told that there was 4 kg gold hidden and assured to take it out,” said Sk Adil.

According to police, Kaifi had duped all the above victims either on the pretext of warding off evil or negative energy, recovering hidden treasure, or offering help in getting jobs. Police so far have found 11 bank accounts in the name of Kaifi Khan and he has allegedly duped over Rs 1.5 crore from various victims. He had reportedly invested huge money in the share market in Kolkata, police sources said.

“We are trying to ascertain whether he has purchased plots or any other assets and vehicles. We have no information regarding links with Shakil but we will verify all such aspects,” said Mangalabag IIC, Sudhanshu Jena.

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