Phoney guru claims cops framing him
Shiv Murat Dwivedi, the phoney spiritual guru arrested from south Delhi, claimed he was innocent and that the police was framing him, reports Vijaita Singh.delhi Updated: Mar 04, 2010 00:11 IST
Shiv Murat Dwivedi, the phoney spiritual guru arrested from south Delhi, claimed he was innocent and that the police was framing him.
“I am a disciple of Sai Baba. I have not committed any sin. The police are framing me,” Dwivedi said. He also denied having links with another gang running a sex racket.
Dwivedi alias Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakoot was arrested last week from Saket on charges of running a sex racket for the past ten years.
Police raided his ashram in Khanpur area of south Delhi, which had trapdoors and tunnels that led to small rooms.
On Wednesday, a Delhi Police team conducted raids at Manikpur near Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh where Dwivedi has allegedly bought property worth crores. He was reportedly building a 200-bed hospital at Chitrakoot.
“He was leading a dual life. He always wore a saffron dress and was running the sex racket in the garb of charity,” said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).
“We are trying to gather more evidence against him. We are recording the statements of the women who worked for him,” said a senior police officer. Dwivedi had recently purchased a website in the name of a woman- “Jia Mehta” and had flashed his same mobile number on it.
“This mobile number is crucial evidence for us. Besides, five diaries recovered from him containing the transaction details are also being looked into,” said the officer.
One of the seven diaries recovered from Dwivedi’s possession revealed that he had approached a Las Vegas-based missionary and was planning to dupe them after taking a loan of Rs 2500 crore from them, police said.
Police said they were contemplating booking him under the Maharashtra Control of Organised CrimeAct (MCOCA).