New Delhi, Dec 20: Taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police Crime Branch, the Saket Court today issued a notice to rape accused self-styled godman Daati Maharaj appear on 23rd January 2019.
The Court also issued notices to three brothers of the self-proclaimed godman.
Rape case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj: Delhi's Saket Court takes cognizance of the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police Crime Branch. It also issued notices to him and his three brothers asking them to appear before the court on 23rd January 2019. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/1fZjkimLY7
— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2018
The chargesheet was filed against Maharaj and three of his brothers by the Delhi police on October 1 for allegedly raping a woman devotee under sections 376 (punishment for rape, with a maximum term of seven years) and 377 (unnatural offences) of the IPC.
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.
Later, the victim had filed the complaint against Daati Maharaj, his three brothers and a woman at the Fatehpur Beri Police Station.