Police joint team arrested Swami Om over theft charges


NEW DELHI, August 10: Controversial so-called godman Swami Om somehow managed to remain in limelight but not for any good reason as all know.

The self-styled godman was arrested on Wednesday in a case filed by his brother who had accused Swami Om of stealing bicycles along with some documents from his shop nine years ago, police said.

Vinodanand Jha, aka Swami Om, was declared a proclaimed offender by the Saket Court in Delhi last year in the case, the police said.

In November 2008, a FIR was filed at Lodhi Colony police station against him following a complaint by his younger brother Pramod Jha.

Pramod had accused him of breaking the lock of his bicycle shop in Lodhi Colony along with three men and stealing 11 bicycles, expensive spare parts, sale deed of the house and important documents, a police officer said.

Last year, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the Saket court which subsequently declared him a proclaimed offender in the case, the officer said.

The godman was taking a shelter in a house in northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura and was nabbed by a joint team of Lodhi Colony police station and Inter-State Cell of Crime Branch, the officer added.

Wefornews Bureau


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