New Delhi, August 29: The Delhi Police on Monday arrested a self-styled “godman” for running a high-profile sex racket in South Delhi. The swami identified as Shiv Murti Dwivedi alias Sant Swami Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakoot Wale is also known as “Ichadaari Baba” among his followers. The baba has come a long way in past 30 years and was arrested after he cheated few woman for the tune of Rs 30 lakh after promising them for giving them a job. The arrest of Icchadhari Baba comes in the backdrop of the Special CBI Court sentencing godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 20 years of imprisonment, after finding him guilty of raping two female devotees.
“@DelhiPolice #SouthEastDistrict held cheater & high profile Sex Racketeer “Ichadhari Baba” 4 cheating 30 lacs from a woman for giving job,” DCP South East Delhi tweeted from their official twitter handle.
Some reports claimed that the self-proclaimed baba use to earn a meagre Rs 2,000 per month but in last few years he had bought property worth crores.
Earlier in 2010, the baba was arrested by a team of Delhi police for running a sex racket in the national capital when he was allegedly conducting a flesh trade business near PVR Cinema in Saket along with his accomplices.
At the time of his arrest, the cops pressed charges under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act against him and his associate along with half-a-dozen girls who were apprehended from the same spot seven years ago. On the other side, the Enforcement Directorate slapped criminal charges on him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against the “saint”.
The ED in 2015 also attached his 13 bank accounts, two luxury cars and several life insurance policies in the name of the godman and his associates.
The kingpin hails from the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh and had come to Delhi in search of a job. This is the third case registered against him. Earlier he was booked under the stringent MCOCA charges by Delhi police.