Lahore: Police arrest fake spiritual healer
LAHORE: The CIA Police on Monday arrested a fake spiritual healer (Peer) allegedly involved in minting money from innocent citizens on the pretext of providing them relief from all types of problems. An investigator of the CIA told this scribe that fake Peer Amanat Ali, whose real name was Khalid Javed, had spread his messages through the print and electronic media wherein he claimed to be helpful to the people facing any sort of problem such as failure in love marriage, infertility, tension in family, counter of magic and so on.
One Karamat Ali, after reading Amanat’s message, contacted him for the treatment of his infant child Danish. The Peer asked Karamat to pay him Rs13,000 as his fee and Rs10,000 for medicines, as well as that his child was in severe problem.
Karamat paid the said amount and got the medicines from the Peer, but his son showed no signs of recovery. On this, the Peer promised to visit his house after two days, but when Karamat contacted him, he demanded a further Rs5,000 as his fee through Easy Paisa and gave his CNIC number for the transfer of money.
Karamat said that the CNIC was not genuine and when he demanded his money back from the Peer, he threatened him of dire consequences. He complained to Raiwind City Police station on which the police registered a case against the Peer under sections 506, 386, 420, 468, 471 of the PPC on October 9, but failed to arrest him.
On Monday, the CIA arrested the accused after searching his mobile history. During preliminary interrogation, the Peer confessed to number of crimes wherein he had minted money from innocent people on the pretext of providing them relief from problems.