THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: DGP T P Senkumar on Monday ordered to hand over the bobbitisation case involving self-styled godman Swami Gangeshananda Theerthapada (Sreehari) to the state Crime Branch wing of the police. So far the city police were investigating the case.
Thiruvananthapuram Range IG Manoj Abraham had submitted a report recommending a Crime Branch probe to State Police Chief T P Senkumar. The recommendation was made after the woman, who had allegedly chopped off the genitals of Theerthapada, turned hostile and defended him in a letter, purportedly written by her, which was submitted to the court by defence lawyer Sasthamangalam Ajith.
On Saturday, the 23-year-old law student also told the special court pertaining to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) cases that she did not trust the police investigation as the police tried to compel her to provide statements against the godman.
The case is being investigated by the Pettah police. She had also spoken to the defence lawyer over phone that she had never cut off the genitals of Sreehari. The letter also said the three former aides of Sreehari - Ayyappadas, Manoj Murali and Ajithkumar - were accused of conspiring and instigating the woman to harm him.