Fake faith healers arrested in AJK

FIR has been registered against them after their arrest

M A Mir November 25, 2017
In the name of faith healing, some of these ‘healers’ go so far as resorting to torture, rape and even murder PHOTO: FILE

MUZAFFARABAD: A group of four fake faith healers including two women were arrested in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Saturday.

They were identified as Zakir Hussain, Shokat Ali, Shahnaz Bibi and Shazia who used to collect money from housewives for sacrificial goats and sheep.

“The fake faith healers were arrested in the Sethibagh area following a tip-off,” City SHO Rashid Habib said.

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“They are residents of Faisalabad,” the officer added.

The police officer said the members of the group were hoodwinking people by wearing green, yellow and black clothes to portray themselves as genuine faith healers.

“They were receiving alms for different shrines and darbars in Punjab. The housewives were giving money and gold ornaments to these fake faith healers,” the SHO said.

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The police said that it was the third trip of the arrested group of fake faith healers who had earlier visited the capital city two times. They used to stay at shrines during the night.

According to the police, Rs25,000 were recovered from their possession which they collected as alms from the last two days in the different residential areas of Muzaffarabad.

A case has been registered against them.


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