Swami Kaushlendra Prapannachari Falahari Maharaj arrested on rape charges, sent to 15-day judicial custody

The young woman from Chhattisgarh alleged she had been raped by the 70-year-old godman at his ashram in Alwar in Rajasthan on August 7.

Jaipur: Rajasthan-based self-styled godman Swami Kaushlendra Prapannachari Falahari Maharaj, who was on Saturday arrested on rape charges, has been sent to 15-day judicial custody.

After three days of investigation, Rajasthan Police arrested the self-styled godman in Alwar for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman hailing from Chhattisgarh.

Based on the woman's complaint, a case was lodged against 70-year-old with the women police station here on September 11.

The incident had allegedly taken place at Madhusudan ashram of the godman in Alwar, Rajasthan, on August 7 this year.

As per the complaint, the parents of the woman, who is studying law in Jaipur, are followers of Falahari Maharaj for the past several years, said Bilaspur Additional Superintendent of Police Archana Jha.

Facing sexual assault accusations, the Baba got himself admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Alwar on Wednesday under police security.

On Friday, doctors at the hospital found him fit and he was shifted to a private ward

The Baba has followers both in India and abroad.

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