New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted interim protection from arrest till March 14 to former “Bigg Boss” contestant and self-claimed godman Swami Om, who has been accused of molesting and threatening a woman.
Special Judge Hemani Malhotra, who was hearing the anticipatory bail plea of Swami Om, directed the Delhi Police not to arrest him till the next date of hearing.
Claiming innocence, Swami Om told the court that he had gone to the office of a senior police officer at Daryaganj here on the day incident is said to have taken place.
The court also asked police to submit the video footage of CCTV installed in the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Daryaganj, to find the truth behind Swami Om’s claim.
Swami Om had moved an anticipatory bail plea, saying that he was falsely implicated in the case, as he had been advocating Indian culture and anti-social elements wanted to stop his “social activity”.
His defence counsel, advocate A.P. Singh, assured the court that if granted anticipatory bail, Om would not misuse his liberty.
A woman has lodged an FIR against Swami Om and one Santosh Anand, accusing them of wrongfully restraining and abusing her, and committing objectionable acts.
The woman in her complaint alleged that the accused had ripped off her clothes on February 7.
The complaint was registered at IP Estate Police Station.