Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa, a self-declared spiritual leader and accused in a dowry harassment case, reminded the Kandivli police throughout her five-hour interrogation on Friday that she is a household name not just in Mumbai, but in many countries.
In between sips of juice that she brought herself, Radhe Maa reiterated her global popularity and said she had visited Canada, Australia, Thailand, Singapore and other countries, with her devotee Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Global Advertisers, meeting the expenses.
The police, too, did not treat her like an ordinary accused. Reliable sources said she was questioned in an air-conditioned room on the first floor of the Kandivli police station. This was confirmed by several officers.
Radhe Maa has been accused of dowry harassment and assault by 32-year-old Nikki Gupta, along with several members of her husband’s family.
During the questioning, when questioned if she had had demanded a helicopter ride to Nikki’s wedding venue, Radhe Maa categorically denied it.
An officer who was present during the questioning said, “She then went on to tell us how she gets invitations from prominent followers across the globe. In her statement, she said she has not even spoken to the complainant.”
She also denied the allegation of assault, saying it is impossible for her to have indulged in such behaviour as she is surrounded by followers most of the time.
Radhe Maa has told the police she does not own any property, and that she stays in Sanjeev Gupta’s s house, who manages her day-to-day expenses.
Nikki Gupta got married to Nakul, a chartered accountant, in 2012. The police have recorded statements of all the seven accused in the case. It has been found that two people had tried to sort out the couple’s issues, and the police will record their statements next.