Delhi Police Crime branch takes over ‘Daati Maharaj’ rape case

Daati Maharaj

New Delhi, June 12: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police will now investigate the rape case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj.

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 Sunday. It was later transferred to District Investigation Unit (DIU).

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.

Daati Maharaj has a huge following in Delhi-NCR and several other parts of the country.

He has registered office in Fatepur Beri in Delhi’s Mehrauli.

On Monday, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal sought a police protection for the women.

Maliwal wrote to the SHO of Fatehpur Beri police station, urging him to look into the matter and provide immediate protection to the victim.


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