After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Punjab and Haryana high court goes after Radhe Maa

First Published 6, Sep 2017, 2:59 PM IST
After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Punjab and Haryana high court goes after Radhe Maa
Highlights
  • The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday, September 5, criticised the Punjab Police for not acting on a complaint against Radhe Maa
  • the self-styled godwoman has been embroiled in several controversies like driving a family of seven to suicide in Gujarat and sexual harassment
  • Phagwara-based Surinder Mittal had lodged a complaint against Radhe Maa in 2015 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments

After Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been packed off to prison for raping two of his followers, another controversial guru Radhe Maa may be in trouble soon. The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday, September 5, criticised the Punjab Police for not acting on a complaint against the self-styled godwoman.

The single bench of Justice Daya Chaudhary passed the directions against the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kapurthala police station on the complaint filed by Phagwara resident Surinder Mittal.

During the hearing of this case, the court asked the police why they have not filed an FIR in the case so far against Radhe Maa.

Surinder Mittal had alleged that the godwoman had warned him of dire consequences if he were to speak against her.

Phagwara-based Surinder Mittal had lodged a complaint against Radhe Maa, seeking registration of a case against her in 2015 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, threatening and other offences under the IPC.

Punjab police has been asked to reply to the High Court within November 13 why a criminal case was not filed against Radhe Maa in the police station.

This is not the first time Radhe Maa is in trouble.

In 2015, a woman had alleged that her husband and his family harassed her for dowry at Radhe Maa’s behest. The woman was also forced to work in Rahe Maa’s ashram and was allegedly assaulted.

Actress Dolly Bindra had also filed a criminal case of threatening and sexual harassment against Radhe Ma.

She has been accused of driving a family of seven to suicide in Gujarat.

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