Days after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for 20 years in rape cases, a controversial self-styled godwoman is grabbing headlines. The name of this woman is Radhe Maa.
Days after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for 20 years in rape cases, a controversial self-styled godwoman is grabbing headlines. The name of this woman is Radhe Maa. Even many who know about her still wonder about her real name. Her real name is Sukhwinder Kaur. She is news now because days after Ram Rahim was sent to jail, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued a notice against the SSP of Kapurthala district asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for failing to act on a complaint against self-styled godwoman’ Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa.
The single bench of Justice Daya Chaudhary passed the directions against the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) on the complaint filed by Phagwara resident Surinder Mittal. The matter will now be heard on October 13.
“The high court issued show cause notice to Kapurthala SSP as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for the intentional disobedience of the (earlier) court order,” counsel for the complainant Krishan Singh Dadwal said.
What is the complaint against Radhe Maa?
Phagwara-based Surinder Mittal had lodged a complaint against Radhe Maa, seeking registration of a case against her in 2015 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, threatening and other offences under the IPC.
Dadwal claimed that when no action was taken by police, complainant Mittal approached the high court, seeking appropriate directions in the matter. The then single bench of the high court had directed the Kapurthala SSP to look into the allegations levelled by the complainant, determine if any cognizable offence was made out and then act accordingly, Dadwal said. He claimed that despite reminding the police about the court order, no action was taken on the complaint by the police. “But the SSP took no action in the matter,” he claimed, adding the complainant approached the high court again in this matter and filed a contempt petition.
Radhe Maa was in controversy earlier too
This is not the first time when Radhe Maa is embroiled in controversy.
Earlier too, the Bombay High Court had asked the police to record the statement of a city resident who had alleged that self-styled godwoman Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa had instigated her in-laws to harass her for dowry.