Delhi Commission for Women and a team of Delhi Police along with Child Welfare Committee in Delhi, rescued as many as 40 girls from an ashram in the Rohini area. Reportedly, the Rohini’s Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya is run by a self-styled godman or Baba named as Virendra Dev Dikshit. The step was taken after the Delhi High Court formed a panel consisting of lawyers and the DCW chief, to inspect the premises of the so-called institute of Baba. High Court earlier had directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate the ashram. According to the officials the baba, Virendra Dev Dikshit owned the Ashram where he kept around 16,000 women allegedly. And have some beliefs, that he have this number of girls as 16,000 wives of Lord Krishna.
Head of DCW, Swati Maliwal said in media, “It is high time to take action against such Babas as the 13-year girl told that she was raped by the Baba. The authorities were first raided Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya of baba Dikshit on Tuesday and they found a huge stock medicines and syringes.
Following the raids at the Rohini ashram, it was found that the 16000 women were there in inhumane conditions. Even they were not permitted to meet their relatives and friends. Moreover, they were confined to metal grills which blocking their exit and living in cramped spaces with no sunlight.
The parents of that girls claim that the baba made them sign a stamp paper which stated that they willingly handed over their daughter to him. There are also more allegations on the rapist baba that the parents of the girls were asked to keep sending a large amount as a donation to his ashram, purportedly for the upkeep of their daughters.
Not only this, as the residents of the area also alleged that only 40 girls are rescued, it is minors which had been trapped. They also said that inside the ashram more people are there who are trained to work as sex workers.