DCW chief, police team raid godman's ashram in Rohini
New Delhi: In accordance with Delhi High Court's order, Delhi Police on Wednesday raided an ashram in Rohini, with Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal accompanying the raiding team.
The raid came after complaints were received about irender Dev Dixit, a self-styled godman, allegedly holding several minor girls and women captive at the ashram.
Police sources said that personnel from 10 police stations began raiding the ashram hostels and other areas on Tuesday
A senior police official told Millennium Post that DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta, Maliwal and a group of lawyers were still raiding the ashram at the time of writing this report.
In a series of tweets, Maliwal said on Wednesday that intel came after a group of people met High Court chief justice Gita Mittal, accusing Dixit of rape and holding many girls hostage at his Adhyatmik Vidyalaya ashram.
Maliwal added that she, police and two senior lawyers were sent to investigate the matter by the HC, which also called for a CBI probe.
After reaching the spot, the team finally found the girls after a two-hour long ordeal, during which they were attacked by Dixit's followers, Maliwal said.
"A team of doctor will check the girls," said Maliwal, adding that syringes and drugs in large quantities were also found.
Sources said that police have some of caretakers and followers of Dixit.