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DCW seeks report on delay in arrest of self-styled godman

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday wrote to the of Police (DCP) seeking the reasons for the delay in arrest of self-styled godman Daati Maharaj, who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman.

According to the Commission, the godman has not been arrested yet despite an FIR registered against him.

"It has come to the knowledge of the Commission through that the accused has not been arrested till now and he is giving interviews to the media from his ashram. This is a very serious matter," the letter stated.

"Please provide an action taken report to the Commission within 48 hours of receipt of this notice," it added.

The incident came to light after the 25-year-old victim registered a case in under sections of 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural sex) and 354 (molestation) on Monday against the godman, who is the founder of Delhi-based

also said that the godman should be arrested immediately and proper investigation be done in the matter.

"Deeply shocked. Daati Maharaj, a rape accused is yet to be arrested and is conveniently giving media interviews from his 'ashram'. has issued notice to Crime Branch to seek reasons for same. should be immediately arrested and proper investigation done in the matter," she tweeted.



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:20 IST