A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court on Monday (July 2) seeking transfer of sexual assault case against self-styled Hindu godman Daati Maharaj to CBI.
The PIL which has been filed by Delhi Citizen Forum for Civil Rights says that a number of politicians and senior officers of the government (Centre/State) are regular visitors of Shanidham, Fatehpur Beri, New Delhi hence the fair investigation by the Crime Branch, Delhi cannot be assured.
“The investigation by Crime Branch has so far has not affected any arrest of any accused in the present FIR creates suspicion on the investigation carried out by the Crime Branch. The delay of arrest of any accused amounts to interference with the evidences and witnesses in the present case,” the plea said.
A case has been registered against Daati Maharaj under sections 354/376/377/34 IPC in Fatehpur Beri Police Station on June 6. It has been alleged by 25-year-old victim she was raped by Daati Maharaj and his two associates two years ago.
—India Legal Bureau