Delhi court raps police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

Delhi court raps police for not arresting Daati Maharaj
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New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday questioned the Delhi Police as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet despite search warrants being issued in the case.

The court also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Crime branch, to monitor the investigation and file a status or progress report before the Court every week.

On June 21, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), in a letter to the Delhi Police, had also raised questions regarding the delay in the arrest of Daati Maharaj.

They also enquired about the failure to send a report of the action taken in the matter within the stipulated time frame.

Daati Maharaj, accused of raping a disciple inside Shani Dham two years ago, has been booked under Sections 376, 377, 354 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The victim had stated that she was also raped at Gurukul Ashwasan in Rajasthan’s Bal Gram, adding that she did not file a complaint earlier as she felt intimidated by the self-styled godman.

On June 19, Daati Maharaj had arrived at the premises of the Delhi Police Crime Branch as part of the investigation into the rape case. (ANI)