Reacting to a demand of a CBI inquiry by the BCAF against the nefarious and criminal activities of self-styled god woman Radha Maa and her cronies, Bollywood actress Arshi Khan said, “Radhe Maa is a “dhongi bhabhi” who got halos photo shopped around her head and made huge life size posters, to fool unsuspecting believers.” Arshi Khan said, she supports the BCAF demand for a CBI inquiry as Radhe Maa and her team have ‘conned’ many innocent victims.
Meanwhile, social organization Bharat Citizens Action Forum or BCAF’s spokes person Madhuri Yadav speaking to media persons in Mumbai on Tuesday has demanded a CBI inquiry into the ill-gotten wealth of controversial god woman Radhe Maa alias Sukhwinder Kaur.
According to Madhuri Yadav, Radhe Maa alias Sukhwinder Kaur was being supported and funded by a couple of Mumbai-based business men who “promoted” her as a powerful god woman who had various supernatural powers. “Radhe Maa and her cronies have amassed ill-gotten wealth, assets and property of over Rs 200 crore over the last 4-5 years, all obtained through illegal, unfair and criminal means,” Yadav said. Their activities include extortion, blackmail, money laundering and other crimes including criminal intimidation (under the guise of giving advice). Radhe Maa was only a facade or front. The real operators were some business people who were pulling the strings or handling all the “financial transactions” and were the real operators who manipulated her through remote control. A few powerful ruling-party politicians are also involved, Yadav alleged.
The self-styled god woman Radhe Maa alias Sukhwinder Kaur is facing allegations ranging from obscenity to harassment of devotees as well as crimes under the Domestic Violence and Dowry Act.
“Bharat Citizens Action Forum (BCAF) demands a CBI enquiry into the fraudulent and criminal activities of this god woman, her immediate supporters and associates as her activities and network are spread over several states and could also have international connections, ” Madhuri Yadav told news portal IndyaWire.com in Mumbai, adding that the BCAF is conducting a citizen’s inquiry into her various activities.
According to a PTI report, the Mumbai police would soon issue summons to Radhe Maa for recording her statement in connection with a dowry harassment case, a top police officer said.
“Radhe Maa, who was out of Mumbai for the last few days, returned to the city today. We will first issue summons to her, after which her statement will be recorded,” DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said in Mumbai.
According to police, a 32-year-old woman has accused the controversial ‘godwoman’ of instigating her in-laws, who are her followers for many years, to demand dowry from her.
“Police has so far issued summons to six persons, including the in-laws of the complainant. However, summons had not been served on Radhe Maa, who the seventh accused in the case,” Mukund Pawar, senior inspector of Kandivali police station said.
The summons were issued after police registered an FIR against Radhe and others last week, including the in-laws of the woman who has accused them of “mental and physical harassment for dowry”. According to police, the statement of all the six accused will be recorded from Monday.
“So far, police has tried to gather evidence and other material substantiating the allegations of the complainant,” Pawar said adding that these evidence were collected by enquiring with the neighbours, relatives and friends of the complainant as well as of those of the accused. All the seven accused have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and Dowry Prohibition Act, police said.