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HC stays operation of arrest warrant against Nirmal Baba

May 23, 2012 11:49 IST

The Patna high court on Wednesday stayed the operation of the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a court against self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba.

Justice S P Singh passed the order and fixed June 16 as the next date for hearing.

The high court had on Tuesday reserved its order on Nirmal Baba's plea challenging the legality of the non-bailable warrant of arrest issued by the Araria court.

The Araria court had issued the non-bailable arrest warrant against Nirmal Baba on Saturday on the basis of an FIR filed on April 21 by complainant Rakesh Kumar Singh, who alleged that the Baba forced him to pay Rs 1,000 in three installments between January and March 2011, promising him fame and fortune in return.

According to Araria Superintendent of Police Shivdeep Lande, the accusation was found prima facie true, following which he directed the investigating officer to move the court and seek a warrant of arrest.


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