Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Swami Om arrested for theft

New Delhi: Self-styled godman Swami Om always created news when he was in the Big Boss house. Th controversial godman has come in news once again and this time for allegedly stealing bicycles.

He was arrested on Wednesday after a complaint filed by his brother who accused him of stealing bicycles along with some documents from his shop nine years ago, said a police report.

Vinodanand Jha, also known as Swami Om, was declared a proclaimed offender by the Saket Court in Delhi last year in the case, the police said.

In November 2008, an FIR was lodged at Lodhi Colony police station against Swami Om on a complaint filed by his younger brother Pramod Jha.

According to police, Pramod had accused him of breaking the lock of his bicycle shop in Lodhi Colony along with three men and stealing 11 bicycles, expensive spare parts, sale deed of the house and important documents.

Last year, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the Saket court which subsequently declared him a proclaimed offender in the case, the officer said.

The godman was hiding in a house in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura and was arrested by a joint team of Lodhi Colony police station and Inter-State Cell of Crime Branch, the officer added.