Daati Maharaj rape case: Victim moves Delhi HC seeking CBI probe


Delhi, July 17: A woman who levelled rape allegations against self-proclaimed godman Daati Maharaj on Tuesday moved a petition Delhi High court seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

The victim has also demanded that Daati Maharaj and his brothers be arrested at the earliest and two of his ashram to be sealed.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court on July 6 pulled up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj in connection with a rape case.

The court asked Delhi Police ‘It has been over a month, why has the accused not been arrested yet?’

Maharaj has been accused of raping a disciple inside Shani Dham two years ago.

The woman filed the case in Fatehpur Beri police station on Jun 10. It was later transferred to District Investigation Unit (DIU).

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police took over  ‘Daati Maharaj’ rape case on June 12.

The Self-Proclaimed godman has been booked under Indian Penal Code, sections – 376, 377, 354 and 34.

The woman disciple has 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.


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