RITA JOSHI HAS BEEN ALLEGEDLY INVITING RICH BUSINESSMEN TO HOTELS AND HER APARTMENT TO CARRY OUT IMMORAL ACTIVITIES. THE BUSINESSMEN HAVE BEEN ALLEGEDLY FOUND TO BE CROSS DRESSING AFTER MEETING HER.
MUMBAI: Several residents at Veena Nagar in Mulund are being harassed by a tantrik cum Vaastu consultant who has been allegedly operating a sex racket.
A police complaint has been registered against Rita Umesh Joshi (49) who has been allegedly luring men by inviting rich businessmen at hotels in Andheri and other posh localities across Mumbai. Joshi allegedly runs a similar business in USA, Hong Kong and London. Rich businessmen have been allegedly found cross-dressing after meeting her at her apartment.
Joshi conducts her activities from a flat turned office at Veena Sadan at Veena Nagar in Mulund. She has allegedly been booking hotels in Nashik to spend time with rich businessmen.
A source privy to the case said, “Since Rita Joshi’s wrong activities are known in the building, she has temporarily moved into another building, four buildings away from the society. She owns a flat in Vashi too.”
A family friend of Rita Joshi, also a complainant in this case said “Rita has also been in touch with the matka king family, the Bhagats, since almost three decades now. A friend of the Bhagat family was introduced to Rita Joshi, who blew up nearly Rs.27 lakh on Joshi when they met in London. Earlier, she used to genuinely carry out Astrology and Palmistry business. But since the last few years, she has been carrying out a sex- racket. I don’t know why.”
A complainant Babulal Jain, the Ex-Secretary of Veena Sadan said, “She is conducting a sex racket under the guise of being an Astrologer and Vaastu Shastra consultant. Rita Joshi comes alone with many male guests at her flat turned office in the society building. Many a times, I have noticed that when the men come out from her flat, they wear a woman’s attire of ghagra and choli. Thrice, I and the other residents have seen men only dressed in their undergarments, walking out from her flat. A few months ago, we caught a client named Dinesh Visariya red-handed with her, when the door was left open by mistake. She also has runs her business in USA.”
One of the complainants, Kanchan Patel (38), a resident of Veena Nagar and an employee with the Income- Tax department said, “My husband used to visit Rita often. She has totally mesmerised him and other victims too. She has been calling men to hotel rooms in the name of Vaastu Shastra and conducting immoral activities behind closed doors. I have filed a complaint against Rita Joshi at the Mulund police station. But she has bribed the cops and so they are not arresting her. She is worse than Radhe Maa. What impact will it have on my children? The investigating officer has taken bribes from Rita Joshi and they have let her off.”
Assistant Police Inspector Rajendra Panchale, Investigating Officer, Mulund police station said, “I am off duty right now. Please contact me later.”
Mumbai Messenger tried contacting him several times again but API Panchale did not respond. Senior Police Inspector, Rajaram Vhanmane, Mulund police station was also unavailable for comment.
By Kainaz Choksey