The Borivali police, on Monday, registered an FIR against controversial godwoman Radhe Maa and nearly 20 of her family members and associates on a complaint of intimidation, sexual harassment and voyeurism made by reality TV actor Dolly Bindra.
This is the second FIR against the godwoman and last month, a Kandivali homemaker had accused Radhe Maa of dowry harassment and Radhe Maa has been granted interim protection by the Bombay High Court in that case and she will be required to visit the Kandivali police station on Wednesday to mark her attendance as per the court’s orders.
Bindra had filed two applications with the Borivali police against Radhe Maa and In the first application, Bindra stated that she used to be a follower of the godwoman and would attend her satsangs, but found them to be obscene and Bindra alleged that the godwoman would force her to get intimate with her male followers.
In the second application, Bindra said that she had started receiving threatening phone calls since August 10. The caller was threatening her with dire consequences and she had initially dismissed the calls as pranks but they would not stop and on realizing that the matter was getting serious, Bindra approached the cops, one of the calls came in while she was at the Borivali police station and Besides Radhe Maa and her associates, Bindra had complained against followers of another godman as well.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party of India has planned an agitation at Borivali on Friday and they have also demanded a CBI inquiry against Radhe Maa.
Radhe Maa, who is in her fifties, became a social media rage after a video clip emerged of her dancing to a Bollywood tune and photos showed her lounging on a sofa in a red miniskirt and knee-high boots and godwoman appears before her followers in a red lehenga, heavy jewellery, make-up, and carrying a trishul.
Two other complaints have been filed against the godwoman at Borivali police station by advocates Falguni Brahmbhat and Ashok Rajput, alleging obscenity and superstitious acts respectively as the police was not registering an FIR, Brahmbhat filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court which is currently being heard.