Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 | Last Update : 10:30 PM IST
Embarrassed Delhi police orders inquiry, SHO suspended.
New Delhi: Visuals have surfaced showing controversial spiritual leader, Radhe Maa, sitting on an SHO’s chair at a police station and swaying with the policemen at a Ramlila function. It has forced 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 (SHO) Sanjay Sharma, who is draped in a red and gold shawl worn by devotees, standing next to the self-styled spiritual leader with folded hands.
She also makes an appearance in a video recorded at a Ramlila function at GTB Enclave where five police personnel, from the GTB Enclave police station, are seen singing patriotic songs as she sways to their tune and in the end also lip syncs with them.
She can be heard saying “all the countrymen should stay with harmony” after signing off with the message of “Jai Shri Ram,” even as the policemen join in. The incidents took place on the intervening night of September 28 and 29. The five policemen in the video, which was uploaded on the spiritual leader’s Facebook page, are assistant sub-inspectors Braj Bhushan and Radhe Krishan, head constable Pramod, and constables Hitesh and Ravinder.
“After the facts came out, a prompt inquiry was ordered,” said Nupur Prasad, the deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara). “Upon the completion of the preliminary inquiry, it was felt that it was a professional misconduct on the part of the SHO and ASI Braj Bhushan (who was singing in the video before the others joined in). They have been suspended with immediate effect,” she added. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, an official said the SHO had claimed that Radhe Maa was on her way to a Ramlila function and had stopped at the police station to use its washroom.
Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa, who has grabbed quite a lot of attention for her glitzy pictures on the social media, is at the centre of several controversies.
Earlier this year, a Mumbai-based woman had approached the Bombay high court alleging that Kaur had instigated the latter’s in-laws to harass her for dowry.