Radhe Maa grilled; gets HC relief

Last Updated 14 August 2015, 19:16 IST

Controversial godwoman Radhe Maa alias Sukhwinder Kaur was interrogated by the Kandivali Police in connection with a dowry harassment case even as she was granted an interim bail for two weeks by the Bombay High Court.

The interim relief was granted by Justice Mridula Bhatkar  with a surety of Rs 20,000. The matter would come up for hearing again after a fortnight.

On Thursday, the Mumbai sessions court at Dindoshi had rejected the anticipatory bail.
Senior inspector Mukund Pawar said that Radhe Maa was questioned in response to the complaint filed against her. “She was questioned for nearly two-and-a-half hours,” a senior police officer said.

A Mumbai-based woman had lodged the complaint stating that her husband Nakul Gupta, his family members — Lata Gupta, Daulatkumar Gupta, Sandip Gupta, Jyoti Gupta and Jagmohan Gupta —  all followers of Radhe Maa and relatives of the Gupta family that owns the MM Mithaiwala sweet shop and Global Advertisers, harassed her for dowry for a long time.

She also accused them of physical and mental torture while naming Radhe Maa as the one who was instigating her in-laws.

The godwoman was let off after being grilled and her statement recorded. During questioning, Radhe Maa denied any wrongdoing, a police officer said.

“She denied all allegations against her,” said Mukund Pawar, Senior Inspector of Kandivli Police Station. According to police, the ‘godwoman’ was given a list of 75 questions regarding the case.

Radhe Maa denied that she had instigated the family members and held that she was being “framed up” by the complainant because her in-laws are her followers. She further alleged that the complainant had levelled allegations against her only to secure a favourable order from the family court in the dowry case filed by her against in-laws.

Three women sevaks (disciples) and Radhe Maa’s lawyer accompanied her during the questioning, while more than 50 followers and well wishers stood outside the police station, they said.

(Published 14 August 2015, 19:16 IST)

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