The Airport police, based on directions from the Andheri magistrate’s court have registered a FIR against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa for allegedly carrying a Trishul (Trident) on a plane last year. Apart from Radhe Maa, the police have booked three officers from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the airline and one of its employees.
The FIR was registered on Tuesday evening based on directions of a magistrate’s court earlier this month. The complainant Asad Patel is a Right to Information activist. “A trishul is dangerous and could cause harm to passengers. It is among the many items banned by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security,” Patel had said in his complaint to the concerned authorities.
On August 9, 2016, Radhe Maa had travelled between Aurangabad and Mumbai by Jet Airways flight with the Trident. Patel back then had written to the police and to the airport authorities but when he did not get a positive response, he approached the court.
A FIR has now been registered under Sections 5 (license for manufacture, sale, etc., of arms and ammunition), 25 (transports fire arm) and 27 (using arms) of the Indian Arms Act and sections 166 (Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person) and 174 (non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.
Apart from Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa, the police have booked BL Jat, a CISF assistant commandant at the Aurangabad domestic airport, the CISF assistant commandant at the Mumbai domestic airport, CISF duty officer, at Mumbai domestic Airport, Jet airways and flight attendant of Jet Airways.