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Why no action on complaint against Radhe Maa, HC asks Kapurthala SSP

Phagwara resident Surinder Mittal had lodged a complaint against Radhe Maa, seeking registration of a case against her in 2015 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by posing as Hindu goddess Durga at a function in Phagwara in 2012.

punjab Updated: Sep 05, 2017 22:04 IST
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Self-styled “godwoman” Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa
Self-styled “godwoman” Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday issued a notice against the Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for failing to act on a complaint against self-styled “godwoman” Sukhwinder Kaur, alias Radhe Maa.

The single bench of justice Daya Chaudhary passed the orders against the SSP on the complaint filed by Phagwara resident Surinder Mittal. The matter will now be heard on October 13.

“The high court issued a show-cause notice to Kapurthala SSP as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for the intentional disobedience of the (earlier) court order,” counsel for the complainant Krishan Singh Dadwal said.

Mittal had lodged a complaint against Radhe Maa, seeking registration of a case against her in 2015 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by posing as Hindu goddess Durga at a function in Phagwara in 2012.

Dadwal claimed that when no action was taken by the police, Mittal approached the high court, seeking appropriate directions in the matter. The then single bench of the court directed the Kapurthala SSP to look into the allegations levelled by the complainant, determine if any cognisable offence was made out and then act accordingly, Dadwal said. He claimed that despite reminding the police about the court order, no action was taken on the complaint by the police.