Self-proclaimed Hindu godman and Indian reality show Big Boss 10 contestant Vinodanand Jha popularly known as Swami Omji Maharaj has landed himself in troubled waters, as a Delhi court has issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against him, in connection with a stealing case lodged by his own brother. According to an Indian Express report, The court mentions that despite repeated calls, the godman failed to turn up in the court.
Satish Kumar Arora, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) has issued the Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) while directing Maharaj to appear in the court on the next date of hearing on December 3 and also seized his bail bond and security bond. The CMM said, “Despite repeated calls, the accused has failed to turn up. Perusal of the file reflects that vide order dated October 14, 2016, as the accused remained absent, NBWs were directed to be issued against the accused for November 8, 2016.”
In an application, the court noted that on November 8, Maharaj exempted himself from appearing in the court. The Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) was then stayed with a strict warning to him to appear “positively” on the next date ie. on November 21. Even this time the godman failed to comply with the court’s guidelines; forcing them to issue NBW.
Back in November 2008, Pramod Jha, the younger brother of Omji Maharaj lodged an FIR against him, accusing him of breaching the security lock of his bicycle shop in Lodhi Colony, New Delhi, along with three men and stole away 11 bicycles, expensive spare parts, sale deed of the house and some important documents. He also faces charges under the Arms Act, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in other matters.