The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj to respond to the CBI’s plea which sought a cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to him in a rape case.
Justice Chander Shekhar also asked three other accused in the case to file their replies to the agency's petition.
HC asks CBI to proceed with probe in rape case against Daati Maharaj, file report before trial court
The court's clarification on the filing of the report came after the preacher's counsel submitted that as per the CrPC, the investigation/inquiry report has to be filed before the trial court.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao passed the order on Maharaj's plea seeking review of the court's October 3 order.
The CBI filed the reply in a sealed cover before a division bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon.
On June 22, the police had questioned Daati Maharaj also known as Daati Madanlal, who was charged with rape of a disciple at his ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan.
The high court had on October 3 pulled up the Delhi Police for not arresting Daati Maharaj in the case and had transferred the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
A woman had filed the complaint against Daati Maharaj, his three brothers and a woman at the Fatehpur Beri Police Station in south Delhi in June.