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Delhi police likely to invoke MCOCA against arrested godman

delhi Updated: Feb 28, 2010 21:05 IST

Delhi Police is likely to invoke provisions of MCOCA against a 39-year-old self-styled godman who was arrested for allegedly running a multi-crore sex racket in the national capital.

Shiv Murat Dwivedi (39) alias Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakoot Wale, who had set up a 'temple' in south Delhi's Khanpur, was arrested with a man and six women, including two air hostesses, last week on charges of prostitution.

Sources said officials were looking into whether Dwivedi could be slapped charges under the provisions of MCOCA, which allows police to furnish as evidence confession the accused made before a senior official not below the rank of a DCP.

Police believe that Dwivedi was in close association with some notorious pimps, including Sonu Punjaban and two others who was arrested in November 2008, and were running the racket along with them.

Apparently, they fell out and the others were arrested.

The sources said Dwivedi earned crores of rupees through the sex racket. Half a dozen diaries were recovered from Dwivedi's possession which contains a large number of names, including some politicians. However, the veracity of his claims is yet to be ascertained, they said.

Police are also planning to take Dwivedi to Chitrakoot where he hails from.