Sex racket: Godman remanded to JC till June 7



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday extended the judicial custody by 14 days of self-styled Godman Shiv Murat Dwivedi, who along with seven others, including six alleged call girls, are accused in a flesh trade racket case.

"The accused (Dwivedi) is further remanded to judicial custody till June 7," Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Singh said.

Except Dwivedi, other seven are out on bail in the case in which police have recently filed a chargesheet under the provisions of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.

Earlier, the court provided accused with the copies of the chargesheet which alleged that Dwivedi with the help of others had amassed enormous wealth running into crores of rupees through the flesh trade racket.

Police claimed they have sufficient evidence to prosecute them.

Besides the present case, Dwivedi is also booked in five other criminal cases, including one lodged under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), for allegedly running sex syndicate in and around the capital.

Police are yet to file the probe report in the MCOCA case.

During custodial interrogation, police, at the instance of the accused, have recovered various documents relating to properties, investments and bank details, the chargesheet said.

It was also claimed that Rs 1.55 lakh cash, some gold ornaments and VCDs were recovered from the car of Dwivedi at the time of the raid on February 26.

PTI