Nafees Chishti is a former Indian politician and Khadim of Ajmer Sharif Dargah who gained notoriety as one of the primary culprits in the Ajmer rape and blackmail case that occurred in the early 1990s.
Nafees Chishti aka Nafees Chishti aka Nafees Chishti was born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Later he became the Vice President of Indian Youth Congress, Ajmer.
Height (Approx): 5′ 7″
Weight (Approx): 75 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
He belongs to an extended family of Khadims of Ajmer Sharif Dargah.
parents and siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
wife and children
There is not much information about his wife and children.
He follows Islam.
In 1990, a young girl named Geeta, a class 12 student at Savitri School in Ajmer, expressed her desire to join the Congress Party. She meets a man named Ajay, who claims he has connections that can help her achieve her goal. Ajay introduced him to Nafees and Farooq Chishti, whom he described as trustworthy people. Geeta discussed her desire for gas connection. Ajay saw this as an opportunity to take advantage of her and introduced her to Nafees and Farooq, who initially talked to Geeta in Ajay’s presence, assuring her that they would help her secure a position within the Congress. They provided him with forms to fill out, including the requirement for a passport-sized photograph. Geeta was so confident of her intentions that she did not suspect any foul play when one day Nafees and Farooq offered her to accompany them; However, instead of taking her to school as promised, they took her to a farmhouse against her wishes.
Geeta believed that the purpose of this affair was to discuss her participation in the Congress; However, when alone with Nafees, he sexually harassed her and threatened to kill her if she did not comply with his demands. Nafees continued to threaten Geeta in the following days and warned her of consequences if she spoke about the attack. This marked the beginning of a series of forceful actions. Geeta was manipulated into introducing Nafees and Farooq to other girls, introducing them as her ‘brothers’ and gaining their trust.
These girls were invited to gatherings held at the farmhouse or Farooq’s bungalow, which were called ‘parties’. Many of these women experienced sexual assault by one or more perpetrators, with the attacks being photographed as a means of control and to ensure their silence through shame and blackmail. It is alleged that this gang exploited more than 250 school and college girls.
Shocking news revealed
The circulation of sexual assault photographs took a disturbing turn when some employees of the photo lab where the photographs were being developed started sharing them among themselves, further escalating the abuse and unwittingly spreading the matter to the public. Came to mind. Purshottam, one of the reel developers, told his neighbor, Devendra Jain, about these explicit pictures, who was looking at a pornographic magazine.
Purushottam claimed to have even more explicit material, calling it ‘genuine material’. Alarmed by this revelation, Devendra made copies of the photographs and sent them to the local Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) group and newspaper daily Navjyoti. In turn, VHP workers handed over the photographs to the police, leading to an official investigation into the matter.
Police inquiry and public reaction
Local journalist Santosh Gupta published his initial report highlighting the issue of sexual exploitation in the daily Navjyoti on 21 April 1992; However, the report did not receive much attention until May 15, 1992 when the newspaper published a second report containing blurred-out nude photographs of the survivors. This revelation caused an immediate uproar and aroused public anger. In response, Ajmer observed a complete shutdown on 18 May in protest against this heinous crime.
An FIR number 90/1992, specifically addressing allegations of rape and blackmail, was registered at the Ganj police station in Ajmer. On 27 May 1992, the police took a significant step by issuing National Security Act (NSA) warrants against some of the accused involved in the case. Three days later, North Ajmer Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hari Prasad Sharma lodged a First Information Report (FIR) at the Ganj police station. Superintendent of Police (SP) NK Patni of CID-Crime Branch from Jaipur was sent to Ajmer to thoroughly investigate the case.
arrest and bail
Of the eighteen persons implicated in this case, one of them, Purshottam, died tragically by suicide in 1994. In the initial trial, eight suspects were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the District Sessions Court in 1998; However, in 2001, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted four of them, and the Supreme Court reduced the sentences of the remaining four to ten years in 2003. As for the remaining accused, they were arrested and subsequently put on trial at different intervals. decade. Nafees Chishti, who had a criminal record and was also wanted in drug trafficking cases, managed to avoid arrest until 2003, when he was caught by Delhi Police while attempting to conceal himself in a burqa. As of January 2022, Nafees was facing trial in a POCSO court, but was out on bail.
After being released from jail, he became active in the world of crime. His residence, located on the fifth floor of a hotel at Pannigrahan Chowk, served as a major center for cricket betting, linked to an international network of bookmakers. In 2018, a special police team led by then Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar raided Nafees’ house and seized Rs. 5.20 crore collected from betting… Investigation revealed that Nafees’ gang was involved in this illegal gambling business. The gang was also providing credit lines to speculators. The main players of the gang had links with a Dubai-based bookie named Bunty. 15 mobile phones, a laptop, a phone recorder, diary and Rs 2 lakh in cash were seized during the raid. Cases were registered against Nafees Chishti under the Gambling Act, which is usually settled after paying a fine. He was also convicted of drug trafficking.
life after revelation
After his release, Nafees Chishti is living a relatively privileged life in Ajmer. As of 2023, he is known to frequently visit Dargah Sharif, where some people still engage in the tradition of kissing his hands as a mark of respect.
in popular media
A web series titled ‘Ajmer 1992’ was announced in 2021, based on the events surrounding the 1992 Ajmer rape case, which was later shelved. In July 2023, the film ‘Ajmer 92’ was released, directed by Pushpendra Singh and starring Karan Verma, Sumit Singh and Rajesh Sharma in the lead roles.