Chhattisgarh Police on Thursday arrested Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj in Madhya Pradesh over the controversial remarks made on Mahatma Gandhi and his assassin, Nathuram Godse. Acting upon multiple complaints registered against the religious leader, three separate police teams were sent to Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra to arrest him.
He was reportedly found 25 km from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh where he rented a room near Bageshwar Dham. To evade the police from tracking, all his close aides had also switched off their phones, sources said. This morning, a team of 10 policemen finally tracked him down, arrested him, and took him back to Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur.
Kalicharan, who was a guest at the ‘Dharam Sansad’ organised in the state capital Raipur on December 25-26, allegedly abused Mahatma Gandhi and hailed Nathuram Godse for killing him. “That Har*mi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi destroyed India. I bow down to Nathuram Godse Ji, who assassinated the Har*mi. Gandhi does not deserve to be called the father of the nation,” he said.
Kalicharan Maharaj will be taken to a court by evening.