Shirin Hussain (45), a resident of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, has mastered the art of conning people under guise of women’s rights and human rights. This fraudster used to target Hindu families for extortion and was also carrying out a job appointment fraud. She was associated with an NGO called United International Human Rights Trust and claimed to be the National Secretary of this organisation.
She was arrested after the NGO’s President Madhu Yadav complained against her to higher authorities in MP for forging her signature and issuing fake appointment letters in the trust’s name.
To target vulnerable Hindu women such as those caught up in marital or other disputes, she circulated brochures in Hindu localities inviting women suffering from domestic violence, harassment, property disputes etc who didn’t get the required assistance or justice from the administration.
She had personally contacted several victims of domestic violence and talked them into sharing all the information about their abuse with her. Using this information, Shirin would then blackmail the alleged abusers. She managed to extort a lot of money this way.
Another racket she was involved in was targeting well-off Hindu men who were unmarried or divorced. She would arrange marriages of these men, and then get the wives to file false FIRs of domestic violence etc. to extort money.
Another allegation levelled against Shirin is of issuing fake appointment letters and ID cards in her NGO’s name to at least 30 people in exchange for 11 thousand rupees for each appointment.
There are also reports of her introducing Hindu girls for marriage with Muslim men.
On Tuesday, September 14th, Shirin Hussain was booked on a fresh case of fraud after an allegation levelled by one Kanhaiyalal. Kanhaiyalal had gotten married in 2013, but underwent a divorce in 2016; he has a six-year-old child. He was introduced to Shirin and she promised to get him married in two months in return for Rs. 13,000 rupees. When the marriage didn’t materialize, he asked her to return the money but she backed out. Shirin also conducted two programs in Tajpur to “resolve” family disputes.
Nagziri police kept her in police remand for three days after she was presented before the Court on Sunday, September 12. She has been charged under IPC sections 420,468, 471, and 506. Reportedly, she has been giving misleading and inaccurate statements during interrogation.
Police investigation has confirmed that transactions worth lakhs of rupees were made in her bank account. As per reports, the involvement of politicians and other influential persons with Shirin has also surfaced.
She received Rs. 3 lakh from a Muslim leader with links to banned organisation SIMI and terrorist activities in the past. This leader was also accused in a local communal flare-up after which he went underground. Shirin is also said to have links with both Congress and BJP leaders.