Radhe Maa Gets 2 Weeks' Interim Bail

Bombay High Court granted two weeks’ anticipatory bail to controversial godwoman Radhe Maa, aka Sukhwinder Kaur, in a dowry harassment case.

Published: 15th August 2015 03:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2015 03:09 AM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI:The Bombay High Court on Friday granted two weeks’ anticipatory bail to controversial godwoman Radhe Maa, aka Sukhwinder Kaur, in a dowry harassment case.

The court granted the interim bail on the ground that another accused in the same case had already been given the same relief. Radhe Maa, though, will have to submit Rs 20,000 as bond and be present at Kandivali police station on August 19 and 26 from 11 am to 1pm.

The HC verdict came after the 50-year-old spiritual guru appeared in the Kandivali police station as the deadline of their summons ended in the afternoon.

A court in Borivli had denied her anticipatory bail on Thursday in the case filed by Nikki Gupta, 32, who has accused the godwoman of instigating her husband and in-laws for dowry. Radhe Maa is among the seven accused in the case. Radhe Maa’s lawyer Abad Ponda argued that the case against her was an afterthought. He said that Nikki had filed a case of cruelty against her husband and family two years ago in a family court. Radhe Maa’s name was not mentioned in that case.

A lawyer, Falguni Brahmbhatt, too has lodged a complaint with Borivali Police alleging that Radhe Maa is running a business in the name of religion.

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