Radhe Maa booked for dowry harassment

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A case has been registered against Radhe Maa and six persons for harassing a woman for dowry.

RadheRadhe Maa a spiritual guru who has resolved problems of several devotees has landed herself into trouble. A case has been registered against Radhe Maa and six persons for dowry harassment from Puja (name changed). She had assaulted Puja on the pretext of offering blessings to the latter. Puja had got married to Nakul Gupta in the year 2012. Both of them had met each other through a matrimonial website and later they got married with the wishes of family members. After the marriage was fixed Nakul’s parents used to ask Puja to visit Radhe Maa’s ashram in Borivali (W) for seeking her blessings.  The Gupta family has close relations with Radhe Maa. They had to seek Radhe Maa’s permission for giving a nod to the alliance between Nakul and Puja.

Kshitij Mehta, the victim’s advocate said, “Even though Radhe Maa had given her consent for the marriage but she also imposed several conditions on Puja and Nakul.  She made several demands for appearing for Puja’s marriage. She wanted the victim’s family to hire a helicopter and expensive car for attending the marriage function. Since the expenses for the same was 11 lakh it was not acceptable for the victim’s family. The victim’s family was asked to pay a dowry amount of Rs 25 lakhs. According to Puja, Radhe Maa has destroyed her life.”

The police are investigating this matter and a case has been filed against Nakul’s parents. A case has been registered against Nakul Gupta his father Daulat Gupta, Lata Gupta, Sandeep Gupta and Jyoti Gupta.

“Radhe Maa used to treat the victim cruelly. Puja’s in-laws used to ask her to clean Radhe Maa’s ashram. Since Puja failed to clean the ashram she was assaulted by the spiritual guru. Radhe Maa used to torture the victim. She also had interfered in the victim’s marital life. Radhe Maa had asked both Puja and Nakul to visit Amritsar compulsory during their honey moon trip and seek blessings of a spiritual leader. She had threatened to oust Puja if her parents failed to pay dowry money” added Mehta.

Mukund Pawar, Senior Police Inspector, Kandivali (W) said, “We have filed a case against Radhe Maa on 18th July. We have recorded the statement of the victim and are probing this matter further. We have registered a case against the accused under the Anti-dowry act. According to the victim her in-laws used to act as per the instruction of Radhe Maa”