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Teenage girls dragged into sex and drugs racket

Youngsters, used to spread a word to leave phone number on Shifu Sunkriti Facebook page to join the “cult” – this is how easy it was for teenagers to get dragged into the sex and drugs racket. Teenage girls aged 21 and 23 – have joined the group, hearing about the cult and got caught in the clutches of its organizer Sunil Kulkarni. Kulkarni has been booked under various IPC sections for trafficking of person, causing hurt by means of poison, cheating, sale of obscene books and also under IT Act sections 67 publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form and for publishing or transmitting in the electronic form any materiel which contains sexually explicit act or conduct.

This conman has spoiled lives of many children. He has been booked finally just because he is caught now, imagine the plight of those victims who could not report but wronged by him on regular basis.

This cult, Shifu Sunkriti’ came into limelight after Malad-based couple filed a petition against Sunil Kulkarni appealing that their daughters had fallen prey to the cult. Kulkarni who claims to be psychologist and doctors captures mind of young girls and lure them into prostitution. He also has a case of sexual assault against him. In January 2017, the girl left their parents’ home to live with Kulkarni and accused their parents for domestic violence and confinement. While Kulkarni claims that the girls want to live an independent life as their parents confined them and he is just helping them in what they want. In a hearing on April 20, the High Court dismissed the sibling’s statement that they left by their own choice and not by pressure, by stating that it is clear that the girls had been brainwashed by Kulkarni.

Many explicit pictures were found on pen drives at Kulkarni’s residence.

He used to influence young girls by taking advantage of them was arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch. While searching his Bandra residence, the police had found three pen drives containing nude pictures of young girls and videos of young men and women engaged in sexual acts, which seem to have been recorded using hidden cameras. Kulkarni was running a similar racket in Delhi too.

The two sisters whose parents had gone to court against Kulkarni were staying with him because relations were severely strained between them and their parents. All the other girls who were under his influence continued to stay with their families. Kulkarni stimulated this, and called them over only when he wanted to.

Kulkarni has claimed to be a visiting faculty in several colleges in Mumbai and a corporate trainer for several companies. The police have contacted all institutions to verify his claims. Meanwhile, the crime branch is also probing Kulkarni’s source of income and verifying claims he has made about his profession. Kulkarni had earlier claimed to have completed his MD in Psychiatry from the Indira Gandhi Medical College in Nagpur. However, the college has confirmed that they don’t offer such a course.

The group Shifu Sunkriti, founded by Sunil Kulkarni, has been suspect of hypnotising, sexually assaulting and providing drugs to young women in the age group 18-25 and luring them into prostitution. To publicise the ideas he has created Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts through which he trains people on ‘neuroplasticity resilience’. A look at its social media accounts gives a clear idea of Shifu Sunkriti, but its literal meaning is quite different. Sunkriti means Sun (reason) + Prakriti.”. The FB accounts are literally a repository of hallucinatory images and information.

In a recent interview to some daily, Sunil Kulkarni was quoted saying, “I trained people on neuroplasticity resilience, it is a total connect of a brain to the body through the spinal cord through the electrical energy through the endocrinal glands that is basically the chemical energy. When all this is brought together, we get connected to ourselves. To do that, you have to physically get naked before yourself and then look at your body, get friendly with your body, and then you actually get emotionally naked. You should have that courage.

The group conducts workshop and talk shows on regular basis that features sex education and obscene movies. The addresses of the events are always kept secret with only being provided to those who have registered for the events through e-mail address provided in the invite. Their tag line was “experience your naked body and naked emotions among others. Kulkarni attracted girls in the “age group of 18-25 and captured their mind to such an extent they cannot possibly think beyond him.” “Kulkarni and the group made the girls do drugs and indulge in overtly sexual activities. He has criminal antecedents and various cases registered against him both in Mumbai and Delhi. But no one ever bothered to take strict action against him, he is politically influenced too. His Twitter profile shows him against the background of a large photograph of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is from Nagpur.

Facebook and Twitter appear to be Kulkarni’s preferred hunting ground. On Twitter, he invited young women to be part of the fashion industry. On May 23, 2016, Kulkarni tweeted through his personal account, “We are launching a new promising television channel IFTV Indian Fashion Television. We invite support (sic).” He is now in police net and the kids brainwashed by him are not ready to utter a single word about him, let’s see where this case goes to and how the next generation is saved from such people, though there are thousands of such Kulkarnis on social media exploiting girls, women and men also for that matter. Somewhere we need a check.

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Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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