Bombay HC grants Radhe Maa two-week interim relief from arrest
Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa was on Friday granted interim relief from arrest by the Bombay High Court.
Mumbai: Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa was on Friday granted interim relief from arrest by the Bombay High Court.
Ruling on Radhe Maa's anticipatory bail plea, the High Court said that the godwoman cannot be arrested for at least two weeks.
A Mumbai sessions court had yesterday denied the controversial godwoman anticipatory bail. Her lawyers had then moved the Bombay High Court seeking relief from arrest.
The High Court also ordered Radhe Maa to present herself before police every Wednesday.
The development came even as Sukhwinder Kaur alias Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa was being interrogated by the Mumbai Police at the Kandivali Police Station in connection with a dowry harassment case.
There was speculation that the godwoman could be arrested today if her answers prove to be unsatisfactory.
In her complaint last week, a 32-year-old woman had alleged that Radhe Maa had instigated her husband and in-laws to demand dowry from her.
The woman had alleged that Radhe Maa had instigated her in-laws, who have been the godwoman's followers for the past several years.
Radhe Maa rubbished the dowry charges levelled against her and said she had nothing to do with the family dispute.
The controversial godwoman is also facing allegations of instigating several men to commit suicide.
Born as Sukhvinder Kaur, Radhe Maa hails from an affluent family of Gurdaspur and her father was a government servant in Punjab.
Educated upto senior secondary level, she dropped out of school and got married at the age of 18 to a businessman, Mohan Singh, of Hoshiarpur and the couple has three children.
However, she renounced the world at the age of 23 and was initiated as a 'sadhvi' by Mahant Ramdin Das 1008 of Paramhans Bagh Dera, in Hoshiarpur.
Since the past few years, Radhe Maa has made Borivali her home where a devotee donated a building to her for her religious work.
(With Agency inputs)