Shifu Sunkriti cult guru, Doctor Sunil Kulkarni, who is accused of enticing teenage girls with drugs and then forcing them to do sexual acts while intoxicated, was on Thursday arrested by the Mumbai Police crime branch.
The 54-year-old doctor is alleged to have also shown the girls several sexually explicit content to increase their desire. There are also allegations that Kulkarni operates drugs and sex racket.
The Bombay High Court had recently lashed out at the Mumbai Police for failing to file an FIR in the matter and carry out an investigation.
On Thursday, Kulkarni was picked up by the crime branch unit 9 of Mumbai Police. A police officer said, "Kulkarni was produced in the Killa court and has been remanded to police custody till 28th April."
The parents of two girls from Malad had approached the Bombay High Court claiming that Kulkarni was exploiting them, however the girls told a different story.
The girls revealed that they had joined Kulkarni of their own free will, and that it was in fact their parents who had harassed and tortured them by confining them inside the house.
Kulkarni, who is accused of exploiting girls in the age group of 18 to 25, including boys, had a few months back rescued the girls from their homes with the help of the local police. Kulkarni had made a Facebook page for the same.
A police officer said, "In the initial investigations we found that Kulkarni gave Trypton drugs to the girls. Once the girls were intoxicated, he physically exploited them. All was done in the name of Shifu Sunskriti."
"We have recovered several literature all of them has sexual contents. We also recovered pen drives and other hard disks which has sexual contents. The case needs to be properly investigated whether Kulkarni was going to form complete new cult. In this particular case, the complainant's daughters were shown explicit sexual contents, given drugs and later physically exploited as said by the parents," the officer added.