However, the Additional Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria
directed the jail authorities to act as per the prison rule in
the matter and sent the accused to 14 days judicial custody
under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act
Advocate M S Khan, appearing for Dwivedi, contended that
there was threat to the life of accused following media
reports that he has amassed huge wealth.
The court also sought response from the police on the
allegation levelled by the self-styled Godman that he was
forced to sign four papers.
The police, however, in an application filed before the
court, sought the specimen signature of the accused for
the purpose of matching it with handwritings in the diaries
seized from his possession. However, the court did not pass
any order on it.
The court sent him to judicial custody till April three
as the probe agency did not seek his further custodial
interrogation in the case.
Dwivedi is accused in four cases under the Immoral
Traffic (Prevention) Act and one case of robbery. He was
arrested on March nine under the provisions of the MCOCA.
The self-styled Godman is alleged to have earned crores
of rupees through the sex racket and has properties worth Rs
one crore at various places. He is also accused of running a
website for the flesh trade.
New Delhi: Self-styled Godman Shiv Murat
Dwivedi on Saturday pleaded before a Delhi court that he has threat
to his life and sought a separate cell for himself in prison.
First Published: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 18:22