Delhi Police files charge-sheet in Daati Maharaj rape case


New Delhi, Oct 1: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge-sheet in the self-styled godman Daati Maharaj rape case under sections 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Saket Court.

Last month, the godman was interrogated at the Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri.

In June, a Delhi Police team, accompanied by the rape victim had visited Maharaj’s ashram in Pali, Rajasthan in search of evidence.

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 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 this year.


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