DEVOTEES CONNED IN THE NAME OF SRI SAI SEWA CHARITABLE TRUST -
25th May`2011 Raipur: Chhattisgarh`India: The cops in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh yesterday, apprehended a couple for deceiving people and conning them for money, in the name of Shirdi Sai Baba. This couple was running a fictitious Trust in the name of Shirdi Sai Baba called "Sri Sai Sewa Charitable Trust". They used to get as many people registered in this "Sri Sai Sewa Charitable Trust" for a processing fee of Rs.10,000/- each. In return the members were promised a Interest Free Loan of upto Rs.10 lakhs. Many gullible people became members in this fake Trust, simply going by Shirdi Sai Baba's name in the Trust. And as soon as this couple collected the processing fee, they would disappear. Until recently, one person smelled foul play & reported the case to the cops, who finally managed to apprehended this Con Couple after a search for 6 months. Cash in-tune of Lakhs, several Mobile phones and confidential papers were also seized from them. But the apprehended couple plead Not-Guilty saying that they were only working for a Man from Raipur`Chhattisgarh and they themselves did not have any understanding or knowledge of what this Trust was all about. They just followed the instructions given to them on phone from the Man in Raipur, and in-return they earned Rs.500 per new member they made.