Can’t name her as she is not blood relative: charge sheet
The India Express
Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai |
Updated: October 17, 2016
In statements recorded in May, Kaur’s aides — Punjab natives Ritu Sareen alias Chhoti Maa and Gaurav Kumar alias Talli Baba — have accused Nikki of lying and attempting to malign Kaur’s reputation.
The Mumbai Police have found no proof that self-proclaimed god woman Shri Radhe Maa egged on six members of a family to physically assault a 32-year-old woman over dowry demands. Her name has thus been dropped as an accused in the charge sheet filed last month.
The police’s 230-page charge sheet names Nakul Gupta, his father Daulat Gupta, mother Lata Gupta, brother Sandeep Gupta, sister-in-law Jyoti Gupta and uncle Jagmohan Gupta for domestic violence, demanding dowry, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation, cheating, voluntarily causing hurt, insult and common intention.
They have been accused by Nakul’s wife Nikki Gupta of cheating her family of Rs 1.25 crore in expenses during her engagement, wedding, dowry and alleged gifts to Shri Radhe Maa, alias Sukhvinder Kaur, in 2012.
Nakul and his family have been accused of demanding Rs 65 lakh more from Nikki to purchase an apartment.
The charge sheet, however, states that Kaur cannot be charged with domestic violence as she is not a blood relative of the Gupta family. The police have also found no evidence to suggest that Nikki’s in-laws illegally confiscated her belongings at Kaur’s behest.
However, in statements recorded in May, Kaur’s aides — Punjab natives Ritu Sareen alias Chhoti Maa and Gaurav Kumar alias Talli Baba — have accused Nikki of lying and attempting to malign Kaur’s reputation.
Both have stated that they are the only two individuals who care for Kaur, and that no one else is allowed to do so.
“Nikki Gupta never visited our house alone. So where does the question of her being forced to sweep the floors arise?” their statements read.
They have also told the police that Kaur has never declared herself to be a ‘god’ and instead urges her disciples to worship God.