Falahari Baba records statement over rape charges

Alwar: Tainted godman Kaushlendra Falahari Baba, who has been charged in a rape case, recorded his statements before a local court on Thursday.
The court quizzed Falahari Baba on 88 questions during which he broke down multiple times and claimed he was innocent.
The 60-year-old self-styled godman was charged with criminal intimidation and rape by the Aravali Vihar police in Alwar.
Police filed a 40-page chargesheet in the court in December last year, after the rape survivor had lodged a case against the accused for allegedly intimidating and raping her.
The chargesheet submitted to the additional chief judicial magistrate no. 3 of Alwar included technical evidences, statements of the girl as well as witnesses.
The 21-year-old survivor had initially registered a zero FIR at mahila police station of Bilaspur in Chattisgarh. This was sent to the Aravali Vihar police station in Alwar on September 21, 2017. The accused was arrested on September 23 in Alwar.
According to police, the girl, a law intern, had visited the Falahari Baba’s ‘aashram’ on August 7 last year, where the godman raped her on the pretext of helping her find a better lawyer for her internship and practice.
In her statements, the survivor said that on August 7 she had gone to Baba’s aashram and offered him her first stipend for his blessings. She further stated that the Baba asked her to stay back at night. At about 7pm, she was asked to go inside the accused’s room for more blessings. The girl alleged that she was raped inside the room and intimidated by the accused.

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