Lucknow:  A local court on Wednesday directed police to register a case against godman Nirmaljet Singh Nirula alias Nirmal Baba for allegedly cheating people.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajesh Upadhyaya while accepting an application moved by two children-- Tanya Thakur and Aditya Thakur --directed Gomti Nagar police to lodge a case against Nirmal Baba.

The CJM directed the police to submit investigation report before the court as per the law.

The applicants alleged that Baba was fooling lakhs of people by creating fear of religion and his acts were promoting superstition.

The court in its order said that submission made by the applicants regarding Baba was surely against the scientific and logical thinking of humans and falls in the category of misleading the society, superstition and cheating.

The complainants had alleged that 'darbars' or 'samagams' (meetings) of Nirmal Baba were being held in different cities, including Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, and these were being aired through various channels across the country.

They alleged that people come with their problems in these meeting and accused Nirmala Baba of cheating the poor and illiterate people of the country.

The petitioners alleged that a fee of Rs 2,000 was being charged from every person attending the darbar.

They said that they gave an application at Gomti Nagar police on April 10, but it was not received. The application was received next day, but no FIR was lodged.

The applicants prayed that an FIR should be lodged and the matter be investigated.

The court said that allowing entry into 'samagams' by depositing money directly into account and giving baseless and superstitions solutions amounts is not only cheating individual but the entire society and this act should be probed.


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