Mahant Mohan Das, spokesperson of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, who released 'fake babas' list has been missing for last three days.
Mahant Mohan Das. (Source: Jansatta)Mahant Mohan Das, spokesperson of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, who released ‘fake babas’ list has been missing for last three days. The Indian Express in a report said that the akhara’s members suspect that he has been abducted by the followers of “fake babas” whose list was made public by the organisation. Earlier this month, the Akhara Parishad had released the list of 14 “fake babas”. Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad is an apex body comprising representatives of 13 akharas (sects of Hindu sadhus).
However, the police said they haven’t received any clues that Mohan Das was abducted by the “fake babas” or their followers, according to the Indian Express. “Mahant Das had shared with me that he had been receiving threats from the followers of the babas we had declared fake. We made the list of fake babas public despite facing threats. Therefore, we suspect that his [Das’s] case is that of abduction,” Mahant Narendra Giri president of the Akhara Parishad was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
According to IANS, Mohan Das was travelling to Kalyan from Haridwar, when he went missing. Railway police said the last location of his mobile phone on Sunday evening was found to be in Meerut, but there is no trace of Das following which a missing report was filed in the Haridwar police station. Yesterday, members of the Akhara Parishad met Krishna Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Haridwar and local MLA Madan Kaushik. “We have given 24 hours to the police to find Mahant Das, failing which we will begin a massive agitation.” Kailashanand Brahmachari, Mahabaleshwar of Agni Akhara, told The Indian Express after the meeting.
The Haridwar SSP Krishna Kumar said, “It’s hard to point the reason behind the alleged abduction. We are still investigating the case along with the Uttar Pradesh police, the Delhi police, the Mumbai police, and the Madhya Pradesh police,” as per The Indian Express.