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Police told to file report in Nirmal Baba case

Nirmal BabaNew Delhi, Aug 10 (Agency)

A court here has sought an action taken report from Delhi Police on a citizen's complaint against self-styled godman Nirmal Baba for cheating and breach of trust.

 

Metropolitan Magistrate Neeraj Gaur asked police to file the action-taken-report (ATR) on the complaint of advocate Prem Shankar Sharma, who sought to register a case against Nirmal Baba.

 

"ATR be called from the SHO of concerned police station," the court said in the order passed earlier this week but made available Friday. The court fixed Sep 10 for further hearing on the matter.

 

The court was hearing the petition of Sharma requesting the court to direct police to file a first information report (FIR) against Nirmal Baba and his prosecution for allegedly cheating, committing criminal breach of trust and hurting religious sentiments of people.

 

Sharma also sought lodging of FIR against Nirmal Baba for his alleged offences under the Drugs and Magic Act, committed by airing of objectionable advertisements on TV channels for treatment of diseases.

 

He alleged Nirmal Baba was "spreading blind faith in the society" by airing shows like "Third Eye of Nirmal Baba" on TV channels where he asks people to follow his preachings and guidelines to become rich and get rid of all problems in life, while his only motive is to make money.

 

The complainant said Nirmal Baba is a fraud with no degree in religious teachings and spreads fear among people. He is cheating people by asking them to deposit ten per cent of their income in his bank account to receive his blessings, Sharma alleged.

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