Visuals have surfaced showing controversial self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa sitting on a Station House Officer’s chair at a police station and swaying with policemen at a Ram Lila function in New Delhi, forcing an embarrassed Delhi Police to order an inquiry into the incidents.
A photograph purportedly taken at the Vivek Vihar police station shows Station House Officer Sanjay Sharma, draped in a red and gold shawl worn by Hindu devotees, standing next to the godwoman with folded hands. She also makes an appearance in a video recorded at a Ram Lila function at GTB Enclave where five local police personnel are seen singing patriotic songs as she sways to their tune.
The five policemen in the video, which was uploaded on the godwoman’s Facebook page, are assistant sub-inspectors Braj Bhushan and Radhe Krishan, head constable Pramod and constables Hitesh and Ravinder, a senior police official said. “An inquiry has been initiated against the SHO and five police personnel and they have been sent to district lines,” Joint Commissioner of Police, Eastern Range, Ravindra Yadav said. An Additional Deputy Commissioner-rank officer has begun an inquiry into the matter, he added.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, an official said the SHO had claimed that Radhe Maa was on her way to a Ram Lila function and stopped at the police station to use its restroom.
Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa, who has attracted eyeballs for her glitzy pictures on social media, is at the centre of several controversies.
Earlier this year, a Mumbai-based woman had approached the Bombay High Court, alleging that Ms. Kaur instigated her in-laws to harass her for dowry. In 2015, a BJP MLA from Gujarat demanded a probe against Ms. Kaur in connection with a case where seven members of a family committed suicide.