Pune: The Pune-based Osho International Foundation (OIF) is caught in a new bind. Petitioners Yogesh Thakkar alias Swami Prem Geet and Kishore Rawal alias Swami Prem Anandi have filed a petition before Charity Commissioner that OIF Pune and Mumbai based politicians were trying to sell the trust’s land.

However, OIF spokesperson Maa Amrit Sadhna said that no application was filed to sell Osho Meditation resort.

After Jagran’s City Plus investigated into the matter, it was reported that OIF’s trustee Mukesh Sharda had filed an application before the Charity Commissioner on September 19.

The applicant has requested for transfer of some property of the trust as gift to Delhi-based Darshan Trust under Section 36, Public Charitable Trust Act 1950.

Speaking about Darshan Trust, Maa Sadhna said it is a trust that helps us.

Located in Defence Colony of Delhi, the Darshan Trust is registered under the name of BV Taneja. After calling up this trust, a female responded that she had never heard of the trust’s name. Immediately, another woman claiming herself as Ramani Taneja said that it was the office registered office of Darshan Trust.

Ramani said that for more information, Mukhesh had to be contacted who was in Pune.

However, the petitioners have appealed that the property should not be transferred to third person. According to them, some part of Osho’s property belongs to his followers.

Meanwhile, Maa Sadhna said that the selling of the assets was a mere rumour which was spread to create a stir.

JPN/Bureau