Police issued an ultimatum to Daati Maharaj to join probe into the rape case of a 25-year-old woman, the self-styled baba went to the crime branch office in Chanakyapuri, along with his lawyers. He was questioned for around seven hours till late evening and has been asked to join the investigations again on Friday.
Sources from police said that Daati Maharaj’s lawyer approached them on Monday seeking time till next week to appear before the investigators, which was refused by the cops. The baba reached the office of the crime branch at 2.50pm. During questioning, he claimed that he was being framed over a financial dispute and also levelled allegations against a few people.
Officers are verifying his allegations and some of the alibis provided by his lawyers. The Daati baba has been asked to stay back in Delhi till the verification process is over. His two stepbrothers Ashok & Anil and an associate, Arjun, have also been asked to join probe on Wednesday.
A Delhi Police team had visited the baba’s ashram on Saturday in Pali, Rajasthan, to gather evidence based on the complaint by the woman. During this, cops did not find the baba or his associates at the ashram, but they lifted some evidence that was pointed out by the woman —who had accompanied them.