Murugha Mutt seer despatched to 14-day judicial custody; moved assist to Chitradurga district penitentiary | India News

The chief pontiff of Shri Murugha Mutt, Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru has been delivered to Chitradurga district penitentiary in Karnataka after he modified into once despatched to 14-day judicial custody within the case of alleged sexual assault of juvenile ladies. Based totally on sources, Police will respect police remand in originate court docket the next day to come.

Earlier on Thursday, Karnataka police arrested Shivamurthy after an FIR modified into once registered against him below the Security of Younger folks from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) for allegedly sexually harassing two ladies (15 and 16 years ancient) who had been students at a college bustle by the mutt.

Earlier than Shivamurthy’s arrest, the manager warden of the mutt, named Rashmi, modified into once detained on Thursday adopted by the suspension of the mutt secretary Paramashivayya Sath. Shivamurthy modified into once lastly arrested at spherical 10: 30 pm after the Police investigation which modified into once underway at the Chitradurga mutt since 7.45 pm.

The District Sessions Court in Chitradurga on Tuesday adjourned the anticipatory bail petition of the manager pontiff of the Murugha Mutt to September 1. An FIR below the POCSO Act has been registered against the pontiff of the influential Muruga Mutt in Chitradurga after minor ladies made allegations of sexual harassment against him. Based totally on the FIR, the ladies had been abused for over two years.

Case registered below POCSO and SC/ST Acts

It’s a long way alleged that the 2 ladies, inclined 16 and 15, discovering out in a college bustle by the mutt and residing in a hostel, also bustle by the monastery, had been sexually abused between January 2019 and June 2022. A case has been registered below POCSO Act and SC/ST Act as one amongst the victims modified into once a Dalit lady.

Talking to the media after the arrest, Chitradurga SP Parashurama K had said, “We arrested the manager of Sri Murugha Mutt within the Security Of Younger folks from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) case. The 2d accused is being questioned. She is in our custody. There is never any political rigidity on us. After the scientific checkup, we’re going to be able to conceal the seer earlier than the magistrate.”

Shivamurthy’s upward thrust & Mutt’s affect

The arrested pontiff of the Murugha mutt modified into once born on April 11, 1958, in a village known as Godabanahal, discontinuance to Chitradurga. He finished his education in Chitradurga and finished his commencement from the College of Mysuru.

Within two to a pair a protracted time after the institution of Mutt, tons of of branches had been established in diversified parts of South India, due to the the non secular affect on the individuals. The local public began to name the branch mutts, ‘Virakta mutts’ and ‘Murige mutts’, to conceal their devotion.

While the allegations on which Shivamurthy modified into once booked mandate the arrest of the accused, in his case, the police waited for the last moment, at the same time as every day for the explanation that FIR modified into once lodged, politicians continued to give him assist. The motive for here is imagined to be the electoral significance of the Lingayat community, which it seems no politicians are wanting to bustle afoul of earlier than next year’s elections. 

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