In an exclusive interview to MiD DAY, the Ichchadhari Sant says he's been framed. He speaks to Ketan Ranga about his family, his future and more
You have been tagged as the Sex Baba and have been charged in a number of cases. What's your version?
Baba: I am 99 per cent innocent. I have never carried out any act that will make me feel guilty. The hype is a creation of the media. I am a saint and I only sing the lord's praises. I can't even think of acting in such a way.
Sex Baba being escorted by the police at the Saket police station. In an
interview to MiD DAY, the sant has pleaded not guilty. pic/Ketan Ranga
Does this mean that you are guilty by one per cent and were a party to this crime?
Baba: No, I am not guilty. I have been framed.
Who and why would someone frame you?
Baba: Some politicians are behind this. I was getting threatening calls to fight for the Congress. But I never responded. They must have framed me for not showing interest.
Did you ever complain to the police?
Baba: They used to threaten me and were forcing me to join. No, I never filed a complaint, as I never thought this would get me into such big trouble.
How could you be part of a prostitution racket?
Baba: I never played with the life of any girl. I can't even think that way.
But you were caught red-handed with some girls in a car?
Baba: No, this is all false. I have been framed, I told you.
You were allegedly carrying out this business under the guise of your sanstha.
Baba: It is not my sanstha. Why blame me if someone else is carrying out such activities.
Someone else? Does this mean that such activities were going on in your sanstha?
Baba: No, I have no idea about this. I am not aware of any such activities.
How can you manage property worth crores, being a saint?
Baba: I don't have any property. The area of the temple and the sanstha here does not belong to me. I have no property except the land in my village. I got that from my forefathers.
Did you purchase that land with your ill-gotten money? And now you are building a temple and a hospital there?
Baba: No, I have no ill-gotten money. I have been building the hospital for the villagers. Many of the villagers
come to Delhi for treatment. So, I have planned to set up a hospital there.
|In a spot|
Police have been collecting details about Baba's property and have seized most of them. Meanwhile, they have also discovered that Baba had enough contacts to provide girls to any customer at any place in India. He will be produced in court on Tuesday.
You have been claiming your innocence. Then why were you arrested so many times earlier?
Baba: I don't want to talk about that. I have not committed any crime.
Tell us about your family. Is it true that all of them have criminal backgrounds?
(Doesn't answer the question for a while)
Baba: My family is in my village. I will speak about the whole controversy after I am out.