Lucknow: The Lucknow Police on Saturday registered a case of cheating and fraud against controversial godman Nirmaljeet Singh Nerula alias Nirmal Baba, following directions of a local court.

The case against Nirmal Baba was lodged in Gomti Nagar police station on the complaint of two children, Tanya Thakur and her brother Aditya Thakur, who had accused Baba of befooling people in the name of religion, station officer Manoj Mishra said.

The two children in their plea before a local court here had alleged that Baba was fooling lakhs of people by creating fear of religion and his acts were promoting superstition.

Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Rajesh Upadhyaya on May 9 had directed Gomti Nagar police to register a case against the godman. The court had also directed the police to submit the investigation report before it.

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

The court had also 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.

If proved guilty, Baba can get imprisonment of seven years.


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