Ramlok Temple Case: Another shocker as unregistered ‘wireless set’ found in suspicious godman’s personal car
SOLAN- Embroiled in controversies, Himachal’s suspicious, self-proclaimed godman Amardev of Ramlok Temple in Kandaghat of district Solan has given another shocker to the police and intelligence agencies. One of his three luxury SUVs is reportedly equipped with wireless communication set without the knowledge of the police or any law enforcement agency. The set isn’t registered with police either. As per initial reports, the wireless set may have been used to tap frequency that police uses for communication. It implies that alleged mafia-cum-self-proclaimed godman Amardev could have easily kept track police movement and communication. Further, the possibility of Amardev’s involvement in leaking sensitive information to outside the State is still to be ascertained.
As per security guidelines, there is a strict provision to regulate use of wireless communication system under which no personal vehicles are allowed to use them. Only the police, pilot vehicles, or official vehicles of security personals are allowed to use such equipment. Surprisingly, no law enforcement agency was even aware that someone is using an unregistered wireless set in the State.
Two of three cars, as per reports, are registered on the name of a Delhi-based builder (company) and were gifted to Amardev by the same. As per the Superintended of Police, Solan, Anjum Araa, the reports of wireless set in one of three cars belonging to Amardev is being investigated. Police is also investigating registration and details of these vehicles, she said. It’s pertinent to mention that the temple houses highly expensive idols worth crores, and more of them were to be installed later. The cabinet ministers and the Chief Minister had reportedly supported the construction of temple and had applauded the so called godman.
Remember, Amardev is already facing controversies after recovery of leopard skins from his possession last year, district administration’s demolition notice regarding illegal construction and encroachment on government land. Also, he was seen threatening to behead local media person for writing about controversies surrounding him (Watch Video Below). Journalists had filed a complained with the district police regarding the same, but no action was ever taken.
However, on March 26, Amardev allegedly inflicted serious injuries to a 52-years-old elderly woman with a sword after argument over dumping of excavation waste from temple site. The woman was almost cut open at her arm and stomach and is currently taking treatment in regional hospital. She went through a surgery and two of her fingers in the injured hand are now non-functional, reported a Hindi Daily.
A couple of days ago, Wild Life Laboratory, Dehradun confirmed that 3 of seized skins were indeed of leopards. Despite that police and forest department could show guts to lay hands on Amardev.
The pictures and videos of Amardev with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, former-Chief Minister PK Dhumal, and some cabinet ministers have already bewildered people. Chief Minister, who now claims not having any acquaintance to Amardev, had made personal visit to Amardev at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla. However, the victim woman was completely ignored and even reportedly booked under a case for assaulting Amardev. After CM’s visit, entire Kandaghat police station staff consisting of 18 policemen including the Station House Incharge was immediately transferred. Instead about 11 villagers including the panchayat pradhan and a BJP worker were reportedly arrested and sent on police remand. Surprisingly, the opposition still remains silent over the issue.
Furious over government’ biased attitude, hundreds of villagers of Tundal panchayat in Kandaghat staged aggressive protest and demanded eviction of Amardev from the temple in Rurra village. People were disappointed as government as well as opposition Bhartiya Janata Party allegedly sided with suspicious godman and prevented any further action against him.
Villagers of over 20 panchayats had recently made a call for ‘Manha-Panchayat’ in which several panchayats representatives had met and decided that Amardev will not be allowed to enter the panchayats or in the temple premises. The panchayat representatives, who are mostly Congress-supported, had warned the government of mass resignation and boycott of upcoming HP Assembly Polls if proper investigation isn’t conducted regarding the origin of Amardev, sources of his massive financial flow, and action for cases registered against him in leopard skin recovery and land encroachment cases.
CM Virbhadra denies knowing Amardev
After alleged sheltering of Amardev by the state government despite several controversies, the public in Himachal is now agreeing that the mafia raj is prevailing in the State for reality. Opposition BJP that hardly miss any chance to lambast ruling Congress government has also maintained absolute silence over the issue. However, now the CM claims that he wasn’t even aware of the fact that there is a temple in Kandaghat. He also rejected claims of sheltering Amardev and denied knowing him. However, the CM still appeared to side with Amardev by alleging that CPI(M) is intentionally provoking villagers against the godman.
Baba is medically fit but we cannot discharge him as long as the Chief Minister does not tell us to do so,
said a senior doctor at the IGMCH in a statement to The Tribune. The clarification of the CM is hard to digest considering his special visit and above mentioned statement.
Villagers are desperately waiting to see whether their elected government would switch sides again to stand with its people or would continue protecting self-proclaimed godman with unknown, suspicious background, and cases against him.