Falahari Baba, who is accused of raping a law student from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, has confessed to his crime, according to police.
However, Alwar Police took an unusual stand of not seeking baba’s custody because of his confession admitting the rape and his ill health, senior police officers told India Today.
As a result, the court has sent him to judicial custody for two weeks after he was arrested from the hospital where he got himself admitted when he learned about the FIR against him.
Police insisted that he was questioned when he was admitted to the hospital when he was not even arrested.
“His custodial interrogation was not required,” Hemant Priyadarshi, IG, Jaipur Range told India Today.
Earlier, reports had questioned his continuance in the private hospital even when doctors there had certified him fit for discharge.
“He is in bad health. He was earlier also hospitalized for a long time. We could not risk arresting him when he confessed his crime at the hospital bed because of his fragile health. He is not as fit as Gurmeet Ram Rahim,” another senior officer said.
The police have seized his laptop, hard disk and some other material from his place.
However, there will always be a doubt whether police could gather enough evidence without taking him to the site of the crime.
Some photographs being circulated on social media show the accused with top BJP leaders, but the authenticity of the pictures have not been verified yet.
Police has recorded the statement of the rape victim and expect that more victims, if there are any, would come forward to lodge complaints.
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