Former Bigg Boss 10 contestant Om Swami's close aide Swami Santosh Anand has been denied anticipatory bail after the two were accused in a molestation case in Delhi.
Anand was denied bail by a Delhi court saying that the investigation is still at a nascent stage and the allegations against him are grave.
"In view of the fact that the investigation is at a nascent stage and that the allegations against the accused are grave in nature, I am not inclined to grant anticipatory bail to the applicant. Resultantly, the present bail application is dismissed," Special Judge Hemani Malhotra was quoted as saying.
It was reported that the self-proclaimed godman has molested and threatened woman. The victim also alleged that Swami Om and aide had torn her clothes and even attempted to rape her.
They also threatened her that they will not spare her and that they had already ruined her husband's life, it said.
When the complainant requested them to leave her, they dragged her in their room and attempted to rape her, the FIR said. They also threatened her that they will not spare her and that they had already ruined her husband's life, it said.
During the hearing, the investigating officer informed the court that the woman has recorded her statement before a magistrate in which she has fully supported the allegations made in the FIR.
"The statement also reflects that the accused/applicant and his associate (Swami Om) had torn the salwar kameez of the complainant while molesting her," the court noted.
Advocate Rajesh Kumar, who represented Anand, had sought bail on the ground that he has been falsely implicated as a case under the
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was lodged against the woman's husband at his behest.
He had claimed to be the president of Yoga Shakti Sadhna Kendra which has held various yoga workshops abroad.
The bail plea, however, was opposed by prosecutor Atul Shrivastava who had said the allegations against the man were serious and he could tamper with the evidence.
The woman had said in her complaint that Swami Om and his associate Anand had allegedly ripped off her clothes on February 7. The victim alleged that the duo attacked her and ripped off her clothes in an attempt to humiliate her in full public view a few days earlier in Rajghat area here.
While no arrest has been made in the case so far, we wonder what Om Swami has to say in this case.