Rosy Sequeira, TNN | Sep 21, 2015, MUMBAI: According to a Times of India report, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the State of Maharashtra to file a detailed affidavit on its investigation into a complaint filed against self-styled god woman Radhe Maa.
A bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi heard a public interest litigation by advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt alleging obscenity and police inaction on her complaint. The State’s advocate submitted a report saying a first information report has been registered and investigation is going on.
Brahmbhatt countered that the police has not taken cognizance of her complaint and the additional information provided by her. “Sex racket is going on. Young boys and girls are lured by this lady. On the pretext of getting ashirwad, they are forced to have sex,” she said. She also submitted that the charitable trust run by Radhe Maa is not registered. “Crores of rupees are collected,” she alleged, according to TOI.
The judges then directed that the police file detailed affidavit within two weeks on “what it has done on her complaint and the additional information that she has given.” They also directed Brahmbhatt to submit a compilation of information collected by her to the police. “No point in saying you have filed an FIR,” remarked Justice Kanade.
Model and actress Arshi Khan was the first to accuse Radhe Maa of running a sex racket. As a matter of fact, Tv actress Dolly Bindra had also made similar allegations, though her allegations concerned sexual violence or assault against her by Radhe Maa and her followers.