Delhi High Court might issue warrant against Ashram head Virender Dev Dikshit

22 December 2017, 01:17 PM
"I was also threatened for raising my voice in the media” said a neighbour of Baba Virendra Dev Dikshit's Ashram in Delhi's Rohini (ANI)

Delhi High Court has indicated that a warrant would be issued against Virender Dev Dikshit, the head of the Ashram if details about Ashram aren't submitted. 

Over 40 girls were rescued by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) along with the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and the Delhi Police from Rohini's Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya.

The step was taken after the Delhi High Court formed a panel consisting of lawyers and the DCW chief, to inspect the premises of the so-called institute, owned by the Baba Virender Dikshit where girls and women were allegedly kept in illegal confinement.

Delhi High Court also asked for a list of all 8 Ashrams of Virendra Dev Dikshit to be produced as soon as possible. Court also questioned the meditation being taught if the inmates are being forcibly kept in prison-like conditions. 

“In the last 20-22 years, numerous complainants have approached the Police, but to no avail. I was also threatened for raising my voice in the media, but I was not afraid as I wanted to save innocent girls,” said a neighbour of Baba Virendra Dev Dikshit's Ashram in Delhi's Rohini. 

First Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 01:07 PM
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