Police write to CISF and airline for evidence in Radhe Maa case

  • Jayprakash S Naidu, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2016 01:08 IST

The Airport police, investigating the case against Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa for allegedly carrying a trishul (a trident) on board a flight, have begun their probe by writing to the CISF and the private airline to gather evidence against the accused Godwoman.

The Airport police have written to the CISF to provide them with the CCTV footage of August 9, 2015, when Radhe Maa had taken the flight from the domestic airport and have written to the airline to get details of the air ticket booked by her.

Apart from Radhe Maa, the officials of the CISF, the airline and the flight attendants, have also been made accused in the case. “After we gather genuine information pertaining to the allegations in the FIR, we will summon Radhe Maa. The work should take around a week or so,” an investigating official said.

The FIR was registered on Tuesday evening based on directions of a magistrate’s court earlier this month. “A trishul is dangerous and could cause harm to passengers. It is among the many items banned by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security,” said complainant Asad Patel, a Right to Information activist.

On August 9, 2015, Radhe Maa had travelled between Aurangabad and Mumbai in a private airline carrying a 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.

An FIR has now been registered under sections 5 (licence for manufacture, sale, etc., of arms and ammunition), 25 (transports firearms) 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 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 the Mumbai domestic airport, the airline and flight attendants.

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