EOW to probe Osho trust funds case: Pune police tells HC
Mumbai: The Pune Police on Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that it has transferred the case of alleged fraud and misappropriation of funds of the Osho Rajneesh Trust to its Economic Offences Wing (EOW).
The police informed this to a division bench headed by Justice B R Gavai which was hearing a petition filed by Pune resident Yogesh Thakker. The petitioner had alleged that the spiritual guru's signature was forged in his will by the trustees of the Osho International Foundation.
While an FIR was lodged with the Pune police last year, Thakker claimed the police had not made any substantial progress in the probe and hence, sought a direction to the CBI to take over the investigation.
The court had last week sought to know if the case could be transferred to the EOW for a specialised investigation. Following this, Pune's DCP, in a letter submitted to the court, said the probe has been transferred to the EOW.