'Bhoot pishach nikat nahi aave is not black magic': Nagpur Police gives 'clean chit' to Bageshwar Dham chief

Jan 26, 2023

Bageshwar Dham controversy: Days after an anti-superstition crusader lodged a complaint against self-styled godman and Bageshwar Dham chief Dhirendra Krishna Shastri for allegedly promoting superstitious activities in his public programmes in Nagpur, the city police on Wednesday gave a "clean chit" to the latter.

Talking to PTI, Nagpur Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said that during an inquiry into the complaint and the examination of "evidence" submitted by complainant Shyam Manav, founder of 'Akhil Bharatiya Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti', nothing was found that could attract action under the Black Magic Act.

Manav had lodged the complaint on January 8, stating that Dhirendra Krishna Shastri conducted 'Shree Ram Katha' event in Nagpur from January 5 to 13, during which he held 'Divya Darbar' and 'Pret Darbar' programmes that promoted superstition.