Freeing daughter from Delhi ashram proving tough for Rajasthan man
(5 months ago)
Jaipur, Dec 24 : A Rajasthan farmer on Sunday said he had failed to get his missing daughter freed who, he claimed, had been hypnotised and confined to a Delhi 'ashram'.
Even court warrants that mandated the production of the young woman, in her early 20s, in the court had not been followed, Vijay Singh told IANS.
The farmer from Jhunjhunu district said his daughter Tika went missing on November 9. He claimed Anand from Pilani, working as an agent, took the girl to Virendra Dev's ashram in Vijay Vihar area of Delhi, where she was confined.
Despite two court warrants, he alleged, police had not been able to free his daughter and produce her in an SDM court, for recording her statement.
Vijay said that on the basis of a FIR, a search warrant was issued on November 24, following which a team of Rajasthan Police went to Delhi. However, Delhi Police allegedly made them return on the pretext that a warrant issued in Rajasthan was not enforceable in Delhi.
After getting a second warrant issued, the Rajasthan Police again went to Delhi. The warrants clearly said the woman be produced in the SDM court and the police work to bring her but this was not done, he added.
During the second visit, Vijay said, they were kept waiting for two days before the visit to the ashram materialised. Only officials of Delhi Police went inside the ashram, met Tika and returned to say that "she doesn't want to come back".
A senior officer in Delhi, part of the Central Bureau of Investigation's special investigation team, said the search warrants clearly stated that 'thana' officials should visit the ashram, search for her in whatever way they can and present her in the Sub-Divisional Magistrate's court.
Lawyer Satyendra Singh Rathore, who represents the family, said the young woman should have been provided police protection and produced in the Surajgarh SDM's court after recovery.
Vijay Singh alleged that his daughter had been hypnotised and was acting under someone's influence.
Till she returns, it seems, he can do little but look for divine intervention.