The Bombay high court on Tuesday sought a report on investigation into the case related to Shifu Sunkriti cult and its leader Sunil Kulkarni.
The division bench of Justice RM Savant and Justice Sandip Shinde directed the deputy commissioner of police (Detection) Dilip Sawant, who is supervising the investigation, to file the report in two weeks. The court was hearing a petition filed by the Malad-based couple whose two daughters were allegedly ‘trapped’ by the cult leader.
Kulkarni was arrested after the couple moved high court in April and the Mumbai police crime branch was asked to investigate the claims made by the parents that Kulkarni hadsexually exploited their daughters. The parents sought a detailed probe into the case citing that Kulkarni was not booked for rape.
Their lawyer, advocate Sandesh Patil, pointed told the court that a friend of the girls had stated how one of them was sexually assaulted by Kulkarni, but her statement has not been incorporated in the charge sheet. He said a pregnancy termination kit, indicative of the offence of rape, was seized by the police. He also complained about lack of forensic examination of the pills given to schizophrenic patients.
The bench said the apprehension expressed by the parents were of “a very serious nature” and that it wants to ensure that the person conducting the investigation is on the right track.
As caried in HT on 13/9/2017