Wrongful confinement of woman: Court directs police to file criminal case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: May 07, 2015 20:06 IST

A local court on Thursday ordered the Jawahar Circle police station to register a criminal case against Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for alleged wrongful confinement and kidnap of a woman.

According to the woman's husband, she has been missing since she visited him in the last week of March. Kamlesh Kumar (27), a resident of Manoharpura slum in Jagatpura area of Jaipur, filed a criminal complaint in the court on May 5, 2015, after the police refused to lodge a case against Singh.

Kamlesh had informed the police that he, his wife Guddi Devi (25) and their three-year-old son had visited the Sirsa ashram in Haryana on March 24.

He had said that they were in the ashram till March 29, after which he had not met her wife again. He had claimed that the Dera workers had not given him satisfactory answers when asked about his wife's whereabouts.

Chief metropolitan magistrate of Jaipur City Gouri Shankar Sharma on Thursday asked the police to lodge a complaint under sections 344 (wrongful confinement for 10 or more days), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person), 346 (wrongful confinement in secret) and 120B (conspiracy) against Singh, Dera managing director DPS Dutta and others.

Station house officer of Jawahar Circle police station Mukesh Chaudhary said they hadn't received the court order till evening.

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