Supreme Court refuses to hear plea of Daati Maharaj in rape case


New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea of self-styled godman Daati Maharaj against Delhi High Court’s order of transferring alleged rape case against him to the Central Bureau of Investigation, 

Last week, Maharaj approached the apex court challenging the High Court order of transferring the case to the CBI.

The High Court had fixed October 30 as the next hearing.

The development took place, days after 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 the 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 woman regietred the case at Fatehpur Beri police station on Jun 10 this year.


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