Self-styled godwoman Sadhvi Deva Thakur, who was absconding along with her bodyguards after being booked for killing a woman and injuring four others in celebratory firing at a wedding here on Tuesday, finally surrendered before the district court on Friday.
In the surprise move, the 26-year-old ‘sadhvi’ reached the court in a pink ‘salwar-kameez’, instead of the saffron attire she is usually seen wearing.
Talking to mediapersons, Deva Thakur denied that she had killed anyone, calling the case a conspiracy against her.
“I am innocent and I am not involved in the killing,” said the saffron leader, who hails from Baras village and is known for her controversial statements.
Deva Thakur also claimed she was medically unfit and in need of medical care.
Sent to 5-day police remand
The court of judicial magistrate Harish Sabbarwal, before whom Deva Thakur surrendered, has sent her to five-day police remand.
Karnal superintendent of police Pankaj Nain attributed her surrender to pressure created by cops making continuous raids to arrest her.
Police will now quiz her about arms she was carrying at the wedding and also seek her help to arrest her six bodyguards, who are still on the run.
“Teams have been formed to trace the remaining accused. They will be arrested soon,” said Karnal city police station in-charge Mohal Lal.