Godman, who raped Ludhiana-based sisters for 8 yrs, arrested after complaint to President, PM & NCW

Manmohan Saheb accused of rape

A complaint was also made to the President of India, Prime Minister, CM Bihar, DGP & chairman NCW recently

The Hush Post| 7:32 am |two-minute-read

A self-styled godman raped two Ludhiana-based sisters for more than eight years. He has finally been arrested.

The victims, now aged 19 and 20, said it was after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in rape cases which gave them the courage to register the police complaint.

On January 21, the victim made a complaint against Saheb to the President, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), chief minister, Bihar director general of police, and National Commission for Women.

The accused, Manmohan Saheb, is affiliated with the International Kabir Forum from Madhubani district. He was detained when he was about to cross over to Nepal. Police seized his passport and other documents.

Supaul SP Mrityunjay Kumar Chaudhary said, “Saheb has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.”

“Police are interrogating other women disciples at Supaul and Madhubani ashrams if they were sexually exploited by him,” said Chaudhary.

The two women live in Ludhiana with their parents. They first met Saheb in 2009 when they came to attend a religious congregation at their native place Madhubani. In 2010, they went to his Supaul ashram. It was there that the younger sister was allegedly raped. Saheb shot a video of the act to blackmail her, said the officer.

During his visit to Ludhiana too, he continued to sexually exploit the younger sister. As per the complaint, the godman used the video to blackmail the younger sibling and allegedly also raped the elder sister in 2016.

“It took about a decade for us to raise voice against the man who can go to any extent to eliminate anyone who speaks against him… It is better to die than lead such a disgraceful life,” reads the police complaint.

Saheb is said to be very influential. He enjoys political clout in the region and Nepal. “Several politicians have been his disciples in Madhubani, Supaul and Nepal. He was planning to contest election this year,” the SP said.

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