A Delhi court has asked the city police to apprise it of the actions it has taken on a complaint accusing self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba of cheating people and breaching their trust.
Metropolitan Magistrate Neeraj Gaur asked the police to file an action-taken-report on the complaint of an advocate, who sought directions to police for registration of an FIR against Nirmaljeet Singh Narula, popularly known as Nirmal Baba.
"ATR be called from SHO of concerned police station," the court said while posting the matter for further hearing on September 10. The complaint was filed by advocate Prem Shankar Sharma, who sought court's direction for prosecution of Nirmal Baba allegedly for cheating, committing criminal breach of trust and hurting religious sentiments of people.
Advocate Sharma also sought lodging of FIR against Baba for his alleged offences under the Drugs and Magic Act, committed due to airing of objectionable advertisements on TV channels for treatment of diseases.
Sharma alleged Nirmal Baba was "spreading blind faith in the society" by airing shows like 'Third Eye of Nirmal Baba' on TV channels where he asks people to follow his preachings and guidelines to become rich and get rid of all problems in life, while his only motive is to make money.
The complainant said Nirmal Baba is a "fraud with no degree in religious teachings" and spreads fear among people by claiming that he has supernatural powers and asking them "to deposit ten per cent of their income in his bank account to receive his blessings."
The advocate also accused Nirmal Baba of hurting religious sentiments of people by asking them to chant Lord Shiva's name only twice a day and not to keep 'Shivlingas' at home and instead worship him. (PTI)