Radhe Maa's anticipatory bail plea rejected, faces more allegations
The Mumbai court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa in connection with a harassment case filed by a woman.
Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa in connection with a harassment case filed by a woman.
Last week, a 32-year-old woman had filed a complaint of domestic violence and dowry harassment against her in-laws and Radhe Maa.
She has alleged that Sukhvinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa had instigated her in-laws, who have been her followers for last several years.
On Sunday, the Mumbai Police had issued summons to Radhe Maa for recording her statement in connection with a dowry harassment case and had said that she had to appear within four days at the Kandivali Police station.
Meanwhile, in Gujarat, BJP MLA Vasan Ahir has said that he had written to the state home department and demanded probe against her in connection with a case where seven members of a family committed suicide in Anjar tehsil of Kutch district.
Raghu Jaru (32), his wife Laxmi (30), Raghu's brother Lakhu (30) and his wife Kanku (28) committed suicide by hanging themselves after poisoning and killing Lakhu's son Shaswat (4), daughter Prachi (5) and Raghu's son Shyam (7) at Ningal in Anjar teshil (Ahir's constituency) in March 2014, as per PTI.
Ahir alleged that the family had sold its entire land and given Radhe Maa Rs 1.35 crore because she had promised them place in heaven if they paid her the money and became her life-time disciples.
After realising that they had been duped, they committed suicide, he alleged.
And, yesterday a new complaint was filed at the suburban Borivali police station against Radhe Maa alleging her involvement in promoting superstition.
Advocate Ashok Rajput who filed the complaint has demanded that Radhe Maa should be booked under the stringent Anti-Superstition Law not only for spreading superstition but also for practising "indecent behaviour", as per PTI.
Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni had said yesterday that the police had received the complaint against Radhe Maa and is looking into it.
"We are going into the merits of the complaint. Any further action would be taken only after enquiry and legal considerations," Kulkarni said, adding that sections of the Anti-Superstition Act would be invoked only after proper circumstantial evidence is found.
(With PTI inputs)