Warrant issued against godman Anup Sahai
A Ghaziabad Court has issued a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against a 40-year-old godman who is presently absconding and wanted for allegedly abducting a 25-year-old woman from Ghaziabad, police officials said on Wednesday.delhi Updated: Mar 10, 2010 23:53 IST
A Ghaziabad Court has issued a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against a 40-year-old godman who is presently absconding and wanted for allegedly abducting a 25-year-old woman from Ghaziabad, police officials said on Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raghubir Lal told HT that police have been able to procure a NBW against Anup Sahai and have initiated steps to seize his properties in Greater Noida and Noida areas.
Priyanka Srivastava (25), an MBA, went missing on February 15 from the Raj Nagar area.
Her family lodged an FIR on March 5 at Kavi Nagar police-station, suspecting Sahai’s hand in her abduction.
Sahai’s family members, speaking to HT, refuted the allegations and said the entire episode was staged to malign the image of the family even though both the families had long-standing relations.
“Priyanka's family never discussed the incident with our family-members and lodged an FIR to malign our image. I legally separated myself from Anup Sahai in 2004 and our family is being falsely implicated in the case,” said Ashutosh Kumar, Sahai's brother and a senior secretary-level officer with the government of India.
“I am in touch with police officials and would be the first to report about their whereabouts,” he added.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police (SP) A K Vijeta said Sahai was presently in India and reports about his fleeing the country were baseless.