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The truth behind the mini skirt of Radhe Maa revealed by herself

Mumbai: Self-styled 'godwoman' Radhe Maa, accused in a dowry harassment case, has revealed who gave her the red mini dress which took the social media by storm.

In an interview to The Times of India, the controversial godwoman said that she was on a trip with a group of families that are her devotees and are very close to her. “They gave me those clothes and wanted me to wear them. There is nothing wrong in those clothes nor are they obscene. And who told you sadhus and sadhvis have to dress in a particular manner? I listen to my bhakts and if they are happy I am happy,” she said.

Radhe Maa, who answered the questions through her interlocutor Sanjeev Gupta as she was "deep in meditation", insisted that she dressed in whatever clothes her devotees give her. “They dress me up and they apply the makeup."

When asked how were those images leaked, Radhe Maa said some people wanted to malign her.

Saying that the images were spread in the media deliberately, the godwoman said those were her personal photos and the media had no right to publish them. “It was wrong of them (media). I am very offended by this behaviour,” she added.

She alleged that she does not have enough bank balance. “I have only Rs 8 to Rs 10 lakh with me. You can get the CBI to investigate this and I can promise you that even they won't find anything.”

She also denied even knowing Nikki Gupta, the Kanidivili woman who has accused her of dowry harassment.

The godwoman also said there was nothing wrong in her makeup. “It is not like Durga. What you see me wearing is how my bhakts dress me up.”

When asked why her devotees carry her, she said: “My son has lifted me once as I was tired. Maa thak jaati hai pravarchan karne ki baad.”

Radhe Maa also told the daily that there was no ban on her from attending Kumbh.
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Radhe Maa reaches Mumbai; to depose before police in harassment case

Mumbai: Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa who got into trouble after courting a controversy by posing in a red mini-skirt arrived in Mumbai from Aurangabad on Sunday. Hundreds of her followers were present at the airport to welcome her.

The godwoman has been summoned to appear before the Mumbai Police on Monday in a dowry harassment case.

An FIR was registered against her for allegedly instigating a woman's in-laws to harass her for dowry. "A 32-year-old married woman lodged a complaint against her in-laws as well as Radhe Maa, claiming she is being harassed mentally and physically for dowry," said Mukund Pawar, Senior Inspector, Kandivali Police Station of Mumbai.

The woman said her in-laws and other family members are the followers of Radhe Maa, who has instigated them to demand dowry and harass her if the demand is not met, he said.

She became a self-styled godwoman at the age of 23 and now delivers sermons at various places across India. Her followers believe that she is blessed with supernatural powers and can help them get through any trouble.

The 50-year-old, who has three children, has often been in news for all the wrong reasons.

Her shenanigans are quite often noticed on the social media and many pictures have surfaced where she’s been found kissing and hugging her followers.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai-based lawyer has also lodged a complaint with the police, accusing her of cheating people in the name of religion, and also indulging in obscene and vulgar acts.
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Possession of explosives: Three suspected terrorists produced before Mangaluru court

Mangaluru: Three suspected terrorists were brought to the city on Thursday August 6 and were produced in the third additional sessions court here.

Police had seized explosives from Syed Mohammed Naushad, Ahmed Bava Abubakker and Shabbir Bhatkal at Mukkachery in Ullal in 2007 and arrested the accused. Mumbai police brought Naushad and Abubakker to Mangaluru and were produced before the court while Shabbir Bhatkal is lodged in Mangaluru district jail was taken by Mangaluru police.

In 2007 police had raided a house in Mukkachery and seized explosives. 13 people were arrested in the case out of which two were from Ullal and four were from Mangaluru. Out of thirteen five accused went absconding and four others are outon bail. The accused released on bail are Javed Ali, Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Rafiq and Fakir Ahmed.

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Do 3-day public service for drunken driving tells court in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The metropolitan magistrate court at Erramanzil has sentenced 35 drunk drivers to do three hours of community service each for three days. This is the newest “soft punishment” for being caught with slightly high levels of blood alcohol content. Those which high alcohol content face up to 30 days in jail.

These drunk drivers were caught during an enforcement drive last week and are the top violators among the 312 other offenders caught during the drive. They will now have to turn counsellors and create awareness on the roads at MJ Market and Traffic Police Control Room Nampally. Some 20 others have been sentenced to sit in court for an entire day (detained till rising of court).
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Yasin Bhatkal throws paper at media: Creates scene in the court premise

Hyderabad: Indian Mujahideen terror suspect Yasin Bhatkal again created a scene in the court premises on Tuesday by throwing some papers, which are believed to be letters to the media about an alleged threat of his life. Police personnel escorting him quickly collected the papers and took him away. Police did not allow reporters to get to the papers.

This was the second time that he has thrown papers which are assumed to be for the media. The letters reportedly mentioned about the threat to his life.

His lawyer and his mother have alleged that the police was plotting to kill him in a fake encounter during transit from the Cherlapally jail, where he is lodged, to the LB Nagar courts.

Following this, the Cyberabad police is working to conduct his trial through video conference at the Cherlapally jail. In view of Monday’s Punjab terror attack, extra personnel were deployed during the transit of Bhatkal and other terror suspects to the court in LB nagar.
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Vyapam scam: Two persons sentenced five years jail

Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): The first punishment in the Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal or Vyapam scam has come, with a court in Madhya Pradesh sentencing two accused of fraud to five-year jail terms, an official said on Saturday July 25.

Khandwa's Superintendent of Police M.S. Sikarwar told IANS that the district court sentenced the two - Arun Kumar and Devendra Kaushal - in a case relating to the state Pre-Medical Test in 2004.

Further details of the judgment were not immediately available.
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IPL spot fixing case: All 36 including Sreesanth acquitted by Delhi court

New Delhi: In a major blow to the Delhi police’s special cell, the unit probing the alleged 2013 Indian Premier League 6 spot-fixing scam, a Delhi court on Saturday acquitted all the 36 accused persons, including former India cricketer S. Sreesanth.

Other two prominent IPL players — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — who were out on bail, were also discharged in the case in which six persons, including mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel, were declared proclaimed offenders.

“All are discharged (from the case),” additional sessions judge Neena Bansal Krishna said while pronouncing the order. Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI, while Chandila’s hearing is still on. Sreesanth, 32, broke down on hearing the order while the other accused, hugged each other.

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'Thulla’ remark: Another policeman takes Kejriwal to court

New Delhi: One more Delhi Police constable on Thursday filed a criminal defamation case in a court here against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his ‘thulla’ remark, a slang to refer to policemen.

The complaint was filed by a constable posted at Lajpat Nagar police station here, who claimed that he was very much mentally disturbed and felt very insulted and defamed by Kejriwal’s remark.

“If a word like ‘thulla’ is used by an eminent personality like the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to refer to personnel of Delhi Police, then the general public would too have no respect or regard for police personnel who dedicate their entire lives to maintain law and order in Delhi,” constable Ajay Kumar Taneja said.

He claimed to have called the office and residence of Kejriwal and also on the helpline numbers to talk to him but there was no “positive response”.

“That due to the acute agony and being mentally hurt by the attitude of Kejriwal towards Delhi Police, the complainant was unable to concentrate on his job as he was very much disturbed,” his plea filed through advocate L N Rao said.

He claimed to have lodged a complaint at Lajpat Nagar police station under section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code.

He said that Kejriwal is liable to be prosecuted for wilfully committing offences punishable under section 500 and 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace) of IPC.

This is the second complaint filed by a Delhi police constable on the issue.

On Wednesday, constable Harvinder posted at Govind Puri police station had filed a criminal defamation complaint in a court here. In his recent interview, Kejriwal had talked about the AAP government’s “constraints” in ensuring effective functioning of the Anti-Corruption Branch.

Police commissioner B S Bassi had hinted his displeasure over the use of word ‘thulla’ by Kejriwal.
  • Published in National
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