Chandigarh, Dec 17: In yet another trouble for controversial godwoman Radhe Maa, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Kapurthala police to take appropriate action against her for hurting religious sentiments.
As per an India Today report, the high court's action comes on the basis of a petition moved by a Phagwara, Punjab, resident which came up for hearing on Wednesday.
In the plea the petitioner has sought action against the controversial godwoman for allegedly claiming herself as an incarnation of goddess Durga.
As per the report, the High Court while admitting the petition has directed the Kapurthala police to take appropriate action against Radhe Maa within a period of three months.
"The court has directed SSP Kapurthala to take action against Radhe Maa if she is proven guilty within three months," petitioner's advocate Krishan Dadwal said.
As per the report, the petitioner Surender Mittal had told the court that Radhe Maa by claiming to be an incarnation of goddess Durga misled the people in the name of religion. The petition also said that Radhe Maa reaches the Jagran dressed as goddess which hurt his religious sentiments.
Earlier this year, the Bombay High Court asked Mumbai police to file a detailed affidavit on its investigation amidst the allegation that Radhe Maa runs a sex racket in the name of religion.
The order was given by a bench of Justice SVM Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt. She had accused Radhe Maa of obscenity and police of inaction on her complaint against the godwoman.