Another rapist Baba arrested, pics with PM, RSS chief spark debates

NEW DELHI: Ever since report of rape accused Falahaari Baba was made public, self-proclaimed baba’s photographs with top political leaders and celebrities including PM Modi, Home Minister, RSS Chief going viral on social media platforms.

The 70-year-old self- proclaimed Swami Kaushlendra Prapannachari Falahari Maharaj accused raping a 21-year-old law student from Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district.

The arrested self-styled godman can be seen in photos with PM Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other BJP leaders including UP chief minister, Yogi Adityanath and Rajasthan CM, Vasundhara Raje Scindia and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Social media users were quick to highlight this proximity. Here are some tweets.

“Har Balatkari Baba Ka Connection BJP Se Aur BJP Ka Connection Har Balatkari Baba Se Kyun Hota Hai. Kehte Hai Jaise Chavi Waise Hi Log Judte Hai.”

Facing sexual assault accusations, the Baba got himself admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Alwar on Wednesday under police security.

However, doctors at the hospital found him fit and medical test including his ECG, Sugar and Blood Pressure found to be normal, Paras Jain, Additional Superintendent of Police, Alwar, was quoted by NDTV.

The incident had allegedly taken place at Madhusudan ashram of the godman in Alwar in Rajasthan on 7 August.

Citing occurrence of ‘grahan’ (eclipse) that day, the self-proclaimed religious guru advised the young woman from Chhattisgarh to stay in the ashram which she agreed to. During the night, he called the woman in his room and allegedly sexually assaulted her, the ASP said, quoting from the complaint.

The self-styled godman asked her not to tell anyone about the incident and threatened to harm her if she did so, she said.

As per the September 11 complaint, the parents of the young woman are followers of Falahari Maharaj for the past 15 years and claimed to have given large donations to the godman.

The case comes in the wake of the conviction of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by a Panchkula special court on 25 August for the rape of two of his female devotees.

With agencies inputs