New Delhi, Oct 16: Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj, who is facing charges of rape, on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order of transferring the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The development comes nearly a week after the High Court transferred the self-styled godman Rape case from the crime branch to CBI.
Rape case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj: Daati Maharaj approaches the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order of transferring the case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
— ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2018
The court had fixed October 30 as the next hearing.
Earlier, the crime branch of Delhi police filed a charge-sheet in the case under sections 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Saket Court.
A woman who levelled rape allegations against Daati Maharaj had moved a plea in the Delhi High court seeking a CBI probe into the matter on July 17.
Through the petition, she also sought the arrest of Daati Maharaj and his brothers at the earliest and two of his ashram to be sealed.
Prior to this, the Delhi High Court on July 6 rapped police for not arresting the self-styled godman.
The woman disciple had alleged that she was sexually assaulted inside Shani Dham two years ago. Because of fear and social stigma, she didn’t file a complaint earlier as she felt intimidated by the self-styled godman.
The woman filed the case at Fatehpur Beri police station on Jun 10 this year.