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Two villagers booked for allegedly practicing blackmagic


Palghar: Two villagers were booked by the district police late last night for allegedly practicing black magic and other banned acts, a police official said here today.

Police inspector Sanjay Hajare of the Wada police station said that Kantilal Deshmukh and Nandkumar Deshmukh ran an Alcoholic Anonymous centre in Wada taluka.

He used to charge them Rs 28,600 for so called treatment to make them free from alcoholism.

A police complaint stated that they prescribed tablets despite the fact that they are not eligible to prescribe medicines to anyone.

The accused have been charged under Section 328, Section 420, Section 323, Section 504 and Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code and also Section 3 of the Anti-Black Magic and Superstition Bill of 2013, besides Section 7 of the Drug and Magic Remedies Act, 1954, the police said.

However, they are yet to be arrested, the police said.

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