DCW issues notice to Delhi Police in Daati Maharaj rape case


New Delhi, Oct 5: The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) on Friday issued a notice to Delhi Police in the rape case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj.

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court transferred the rape case from the crime branch to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Last week, 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 victim had filed the case in Fatehpur Beri police station on Jun 10 this year.


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