Daati Maharaj Rape case: HC issues notice to Delhi Police on complainant’s plea


New Delhi, July 20: The Delhi High Court today on Friday issued a notice to Delhi Police on complainant’s plea seeking the CBI probe against the self-styled godman Daati Maharaj in connection with a rape case. 

Next hearing will take place on August 30.

A woman who levelled rape allegations against Daati Maharaj moved a petition in Delhi High court seeking a CBI probe into the matter on July 17.

The victim has also sought 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 in Fatehpur Beri police station on Jun 10.

Daati Maharaj has been booked under Indian Penal Code, sections – 376, 377, 354 and 34.


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